Moss Balls Are Unballing

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Eeth17, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Eeth17New MemberMember

    My moss balls are unballing! How do I save them? Future care taking to keep them in balls?
  2. goplecos

    goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    You can't save them now, but you can take the scraps and affix them to your hardscape. I keep mine intact by squeezing the dirt out of them and putting them in the fridge overnight, every now and then.
  3. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    What do yoy mean by unballing.
    true marimo balls are a type of algae not moss.

  4. clk89

    clk89Fishlore VIPMember

    To keep them in balls I would very gently squeeze them into tank water, and then again gently roll them around in your hand.
  5. OP

    Eeth17New MemberMember

    They are unballing by falling apart and chunks are coming out
  6. Kellye8498

    Kellye8498Well Known MemberMember

    Where did you get them from?
  7. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    The only thing i can think off is something your dosing yoir tank with is killing it. I cant think of any other reason chunks wpuld be falling off it. What are you dosing your tank with?
  8. OP

    Eeth17New MemberMember

    I'm not dosing it with anything, could my oranda goldfish be picking them apart cause I know they like to eat at plants?
  9. clk89

    clk89Fishlore VIPMember

    This happens overtime with moss balls if you aren't rolling them in your hands, but the goldfish picking at it is a possibility. I would try what I said to do with moss balls, and do it every water change.
  10. Jocelyn AdelmanFishlore VIPMember

    Too funny, I was about to ask you about your stocking... for sure the Goldie's are munching on it...

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