Do Guppies like Riccia Moss?

A Guppy also known as a Rainbow Fish, is a most famous fresh water aquarium fish species.

This fish is mostly found in the Rivers and Lakes of South America. Guppies are always used people to fill up their tanks along with live aquarium plants.

Guppies like Riccia Moss
Guppies like Riccia Moss

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Guppies are of more than 50 kinds and among them the well-known Guppies are the

  • Fancy Guppy Fish
  • Endler Guppy
  • Veiltail
  • Triangle tail
  • Fantail
  • Scarftail
  • Double Sword tail and numerous other kinds

As the Guppies can live themselves together along with any type of Aquatic Plant, you might be thinking what is the most suitable plant to be added to your tank?

So why not try the Riccia moss. The Riccia Moss is a plant that is easy to be taken care of and is a great addition to your fish tank. Also this Moss will add beauty to the tank with certain other benefits such as providing oxygen to the tank as well.

Do Guppies like Riccia Moss?

Yes, Guppies are harmless and peaceful fish living in the tank. They have a good combination with all the aquatic plants in the tank. They will have a good combination with the Riccia Moss as well.

Is Riccia Moss good for guppies?

Yes, the Riccia moss is a harmless plant on any other aquatic life or aquatic plant. Therefore this plant is good for the guppies as well. Guppies can have a peaceful life living with the Riccia Moss.

Do Guppies eat Riccia Moss?

No, the guppies will not eat Riccia Moss like goldfish or other plant eating aquatic life. They will take a small nibble on the Riccia Moss, but will not harm the Riccia Moss in the tank.

Will my guppies die if they eat Riccia Moss?

No, guppies taking a small nibble on the Riccia Moss will not have any health effects on the guppies. And they will also not die.

Is Riccia Moss providing security and shelter to Guppies?

Yes, the Riccia Moss is a fast growing plant and they can cover up the whole tank within a short time. These Riccia Moss can provide the guppies with the security required from other larger tank mates and will also provide the required shelter as well.

Is Riccia Moss good for all types of Guppies?

Yes, the Riccia Moss will be good for all types of Guppies.

As a harmless and helpful plant almost all the types of Guppies can live in harmony with the Riccia Moss in your tank.

Riccia Moss and different types of Guppies in different color will add a beautiful decoration to your tank.

How does Riccia Fluitans help in the breeding of Guppies?

Guppies give live birth to their fry.( Baby Guppies ).The Female Guppies will move to the bottom of the tank when they are about to give birth.

So at this stage the Riccia Moss will be a great helping hand to the Guppies to protect their fry from the larger and other types of fish in the tank.

Is Riccia Fluitans safe for baby guppies?

The Riccia Moss is a totally safe plant to the Baby Guppies in your tank. Not only with providing shelter and safety from the other large tank mates but the Riccia Moss will be also a good playing ground for the Baby Guppies to have fun.

Are fake / plastic Riccia Moss plants ok for guppies?

Yes, the fake or plastic Riccia Moss plants will not cause harm on the guppies. They will be lying on the tank and the guppies can still have a peaceful and harmless life in the tank.


Having Guppies and a Riccia Moss in your tank will be a great combination which will add beauty to your tank. If you are still in the thinking of what plants should be added to your Guppy tank or any other fish tank try the Riccia Moss.

You will be very well satisfied after adding one of these plants in to your tank.

By Uswatta Liyanage

Hello. I'm Uswatta Liyanage from Galle, Sri Lanka. I am the founder of this website. Since my childhood I'm an aqua plant lover and I have professionally learned more about aqua plants. So I created this site for share my knowledge and experience with all of you. Now you can refer my site and feel free to contact me if any inquiry.