Marimo Moss Balls Have Eggs On Them??!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Tank Photos' started by ElenaBruzzese, Aug 22, 2019.

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What should i do?

  1. I should worry about this and do something

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  2. Don’t worry about it and just continue.

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  1. ElenaBruzzese

    ElenaBruzzeseNew MemberMember

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    I have been quarantining my Marimo moss balls for a week now and have noticed a lot of these little white and brown pellets? The method i am using right now is changing out the water between tap water and tank water. I noticed a few of these little things when i first bought them but now there is a lot more. The moss ball is also covered in a lot of bubbles if this helps. This is my first tank so i’m pretty much a newbie.
     

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    what do they feel like? it's usually just sand.
     
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    I think you might be right, there isn’t much left anyway. I have one more question, In the container it leaves a slimy residue stuck to it along with a lot of brown dirt? Is this normal, and will this affect my tanks water quality when i put them in? Thanks
     
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    you've gotta rinse them really well in tap water. squeeze them out (gently), get all the muck out. then let them sit in dechlorinated water for about a day.
     
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    They have been sitting in water for a week now,
    i have done water changes twice
    (one with dechlorinated and the other with tap)
     
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    yeah you gotta squeeze them out though. they absorb gunk. you can squeeze them out underwater.
     
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    Ok thanks so much! I was overthinking everything haha
     
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