Thanks for the link! It talks about Java Moss, which is the warm water type.
I've got mini weeping moss and a Fissidens type, and Christmas moss. My LFS recommended the Xmas moss as "something different" than Java Moss and it's still green.
Problem is I went a little nuts with the other two and it never occurred to me that I never hear about these mosses in " low tech" planted betta tanks.
I've seen them in aquascapes on Pinterest LoL
Looking at these scapes, I don't see heaters but I do see CO2 injection. I'd say that has something to do with it accept the mosses sitting in a very low tech bowl (I remember to change the water maybe once a week) is doing fine. And moss is supposed to have good circulation so go figure!
I definitely read on some botany site that most mosses prefer cooler temps.
I think the takeaway is that if "everyone" is using Java Moss there's a reason so stick to the tried and true, and don't get plants because you think they're so neat or "cute" without researching the plant.
There's also the added possibility that they might not like being placed in a new tank with crazy ammonia and nitrite spikes. I believe that caused the dwarf sagittaria to melt because I've got it growing in another tank with just gravel, ambient light, I barely remember to fertilize it and it's carpeting to my amazement. Go figure.
So I figured the second batch would love the nutrient rich Aquasoil but for unknown reasons it melted. The roots look fine so it'll probably come back. No Crypt melt and the stems are growing fast.
I'd like to think the mosses are just "adjusting" but I don't see any bits of green poking out it looks dingy brown. I don't know if the pictures show how bad it looks but I don't think it's coming back.
thanks for inadvertently helping me to remember to research first. Nothing wrong with experimenting but experiments should be inexpensive and not be glued to wood yikes.
Pic #3 is a bit of the (still surviving) Xmas moss
Pic #4 is how the other mosses first looked nice and green :/
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