Moss Balls Are Unballing

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    Eeth17 New Member Member

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

    goplecos Well Known Member Member

    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. s

    smee82 Well Known Member Member

    What do yoy mean by unballing.
    true marimo balls are a type of algae not moss.
     
  4. clk89

    clk89 Fishlore VIP Member

    To keep them in balls I would very gently squeeze them into tank water, and then again gently roll them around in your hand.
     
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    Eeth17 New Member Member

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

    Kellye8498 Well Known Member Member

    Where did you get them from?
     
  7. s

    smee82 Well Known Member Member

    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?
     
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    Eeth17 New Member Member

    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

    clk89 Fishlore VIP Member

    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. J

    Jocelyn Adelman Fishlore VIP Member

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