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Old 03-26-2012, 09:19 PM   #1
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Plant id please! Friends mom brought this back from aquarium store in Okinawa Japan

A friend of mines mom is from Okinawa. I don't know how she got back with this plant but I have been admiring it for a few years and she finally gave me some. She would wrap it around cat ball toys and corks and let it float. Any idea on what it is? I think I got a few snails with it trying to idem those as well before I add it to a tank. Thanks!
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:21 PM   #2
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looks like a type of moss
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:33 PM   #3
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Couple more pics. It spreads like crazy!
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:16 PM   #4
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yep! this is definitely moss maybe taiwan moss?
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Thanks so much! Now I can research it and figure out what I want to do with it
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:34 AM   #6
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Erm... to me it looks more like Java Moss though i've only seen small pieces of java moss.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:35 AM   #7
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Java Moss I think.
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well I was hoping it was something a little more rare lol! Thanks
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Definitely Java Moss. :/ hope your bubble isn't burst! Java is still awesome. Coursair knows his stuff
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:58 AM   #11
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You could always call it Okinawa Java Moss.....it does sound more exotic that way.
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Love it :p you're the cardinal owner of the newest import!
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:26 PM   #13
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Definitely Java Moss. :/ hope your bubble isn't burst! Java is still awesome. Coursair knows his stuff
LOL Thanks. I'm still learning too

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Good to know. Nice to meet you Tina. Mark here
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@ Jill and MABJ- bubble is a little busted but it's still special to me coming from my friend and her mom all the way from Okinawa although I will NEVER tell my friend it's java moss and not something very rare and all! It took me a long time to get a piece lol
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Well yeah, I'd do the same. Most moss is bred in the US, at least you can say yours is oriental

ALSO-- you never know what is lurking inside the moss. Sometimes there are little microorganisims clinging on, and maybe a cool piece of moss inside.

I think I got some duckweed from my last purchase ;P
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