Anubias Pinto and Peacock Moss in Aquariums

Peacock Moss

Peacock Moss which is known by the scientific name Taxiphyllum Sp is quite different from Christmas Moss in the sense that it has a more velvety and softer texture, whereas the texture of Christmas Moss is harder and rough. This Peacock Moss gives ‘gentle’ touch in your aquarium.


This grows well in cooler temperature ranging from 25°C to about 28°C. At 30°C, this moss starts to lose it peacock-shaped fronds.


Anubias Pinto

Anubias Pinto is a rare white variegated version of the standard Anubias Barteri Nana. It is not so common and also beautiful. This type of Anubias aquarium plant can be used for midground and also foreground because it modifies the look of your aquascape.


The whiteness of anubias pinto leaves is caused by a virus. This virus causes its leaves to produce lack of green pigment chlorophyll in the cell. This virus is not harmful to plant, fishes, and shrimps. It only makes it beautiful in your aquarium.


This aquarium plant can do perfectly in low tech tank that do not have adequate Co2 and also has low lighting. This plant is able to withstand a very wide range of ph and water hardness.

Biotope Aquarium

Biotope Aquarium style seeks to perfectly emulate a natural environment including flora and fauna species, water conditions and also the hardscape of driftwood and rocks. This style is very beautiful and is useful for biologists to study environments that are quite difficult to study then.


The tanks are usually easy to set up and maintain since it does not require any research to determine whether the fauna and flora.


To create any type of aesthetically planted aquarium, you have to hire an experienced person that has the knowledge of the plant of your choice. Then after the aquarium style has been created, then it is time to create your dream aquarium.

Using Peacock Moss and Anubias Pinto in Aquariums

Peacock Moss can be used in Asian biotope aquariums as this is where Peacock Moss originates from. It can be used in virtually anywhere in the aquarium including on the midground region and foreground area. Most people enjoy using it to create a wall filled with moss or a lawn that is bushy and thick.

As for Anubias Pinto, it is not suitable to be used in biotope aquariums as it is not naturally found in the wild. In other words, it can only be used for non-biotope aquariums. This includes new generation aquariums whereby unique plants are being used such as Bucephalandra and rare types of aquarium plants. In such aquariums, they can be placed in the center of the foreground or at the sides, depending on what the aquarium hobbyists wish to achieve. If the hobbyist is targeting a symmetrical design, then putting it at the center would work well. However, if a a non-symmetrical design is targeted, then it is best used at the side area of the aquarium.

Both the Peacock Moss and Anubias can grow fast if it is grown with carbon dioxide addition. Without that, they will grow at medium pace.


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