Marimo Moss Balls

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Nichole Bearden, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. Nichole Bearden

    Nichole BeardenNew MemberMember

    Can anyone give me any info on marimo moss balls? I want to add them to my tank for my whisker shrimp.
     
  2. Bruxes and Bubbles

    Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember

    Really easy to care for. Don't need high lighting. Only care requirements are to turn them over once a week and to gently squeeze them in a ball shape when you do that to keep them from growing flat.
     
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    Nichole Bearden

    Nichole BeardenNew MemberMember

    Thank you.
     
  4. Lorekeeper

    LorekeeperWell Known MemberMember

    Just saying, get the biggest one you can find or 2-3 small ones. They're incredibly slow growers.
     
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    Nichole Bearden

    Nichole BeardenNew MemberMember

    I was thinking about 4 or 5. I have a few ghost shrimp as well I am hoping they will like them as well.
     
  6. Lorekeeper

    LorekeeperWell Known MemberMember

    Shrimp love them!

    If you find marimo balls too expensive, and want something that grows a bit faster java moss tied to a rock looks just as good after a while. Same requirements as well.
     
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    Nichole Bearden

    Nichole BeardenNew MemberMember

    I have Java Moss and one other I can't remember what it's called, but they are still small right now as they have only been in my tank about a month.
    I just ordered some marimo balls and found 5 for about $12.00 it said they are about 3 inches
     
  8. Lorekeeper

    LorekeeperWell Known MemberMember

    Good find.
     
  9. Levibeast

    LevibeastValued MemberMember

    I got my marimo moss balls from Aquaticarts off of Amazon. They are really huge and green and really easy to care for. I have no algae in my tank too.
     
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    Nichole Bearden

    Nichole BeardenNew MemberMember

    That's where I got mine. Thank you that is really good to know, I go through the reviews before I order and they had great reviews.
     
  11. Fishboy321

    Fishboy321Valued MemberMember

    Big ones/4 to 5 inch diameter are like 20 to 30 bucks and small ones/1 to 3 inch are like 8 to 15 dollars at my lfs
     
  12. Briggs

    BriggsWell Known MemberMember

    I've read that large doses of Excel can hurt them because they are technically a kind of algae, but otherwise they are super easy. They do seem to collect a lot of mulm, so I'm sure shrimp must love them.
     
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    Nichole Bearden

    Nichole BeardenNew MemberMember

    I
    got mine through aquatic arts. I ordered 5 and received 7 they all different sizes and one was the size of a tennis ball. And they shipped really quickly.
     
  14. CarrieFisher

    CarrieFisherWell Known MemberMember

    I have 4 in my 29gal.

    One is 3", the other three are about 1.5/2".

    I like to squeeze em out weekly with my water changes, then i let them absorb fresh i dechlorinated water before i put them back in my tank.

    Oh!! They reportedly dont like temps over about 77.
    That approx what i keep mine at, and theyre thriving