Riccardia sp. "chamedryfolia"
- Forms compact yet delicate cushions
- Attaches itself to the hardscape
- Very popular in aquascaping
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Riccardia species are delicate, dark to medium green liverworts, clinging to wood or rock with their rhizoids, where they form compact cushions or lawn-like populations. They are called "Coral moss" or "Mini Pellia" in the aquarium hobby due to their dense ramification.
There are at least three different Riccardia types in the aquarium hobby, labeled in the trade i.a. Riccardia chamedryfolia and R. graeffei. However the correctness of their identification is not yet proven. Therefore we use the name Riccardia sp. "chamedryfolia" for the type that is labeled R. chamedryfola in trade. It develops quite firm, narrow, rather ascending branches that are more or less pinnately ramified.
"Coral moss" is not very demanding, however it looks best with at least medium lighting and good CO2 and nutrient supply. It should be placed into already cycled, well-running aquariums. Good lighting promotes compact cushions with densely ramified branches. Riccardia can be glued, tied or simply stuffed into the cracks and gaps of the hardscape. When the cushions have grown very big, they will detach from the substrate sooner or later. Therefore timely trimming is recommendable.
Riccardia sp. "chamedryfolia" can be variously used in the aquascaping for greening of wood and rock. With its filigree structure and slow growth, it is also an ideal choice for nano tanks.
|Usage||Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), Nano tanks|
|pH value||5 - 7|
|Temperature tolerance||18 - 28°C|
|Carbonate hardness||0 - 14°dKH|
|General hardness||0 - 30°dGH|
|Propagation||Splitting, cutting off daughter plants|
|Can grow emersed?||yes|
|Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), Nano tanks|
|5 - 7|
|18 - 28°C|
|0 - 14°dKH|
|0 - 30°dGH|
|Splitting, cutting off daughter plants|
|Can grow emersed?|
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After buying several times in Vitro XL - I ordered in Vitro (XL was not in stock). What Ive received is far away from what is in picture - just some chopped gross. (read more)
After buying several times in Vitro XL - I ordered in Vitro (XL was not in stock). What Ive received is far away from what is in picture - just some chopped gross. It even hard to identify that it was Riccardia. Very disappointed.
Portions are relatively small. If you need to cover much, plan accordingly. Expect some melting if planting in uncycled tank, but it usually recovers. (read more)
Portions are relatively small. If you need to cover much, plan accordingly. Expect some melting if planting in uncycled tank, but it usually recovers.
Portions are relatively small. If you need to cover much, plan accordingly. (read more)
Portions are relatively small. If you need to cover much, plan accordingly.