Marimo Moss Ball is a very easy aquarium plant. Even though its called a Marimo Moss Ball its not actually moss at all, it's a form of algae. Don't worry though it isn't a problem algae like other types we see in the tanks from time to time. It grows into a round spherical ball naturally and has a very soft texture. It can grow quite large over time so propagating is a good idea once it reaches a large size. You can propagate it easily just split it in half and roll it around in your hands a bit to form a new ball. This can be done several times to form many new plant. Its an excellent plant to filter your water of excess nutrients or nitrates produced from fish waste.
Another use for the Marimo Moss Ball is putting in a vase in a sunny window to make it a nice decoration in any room.
Scientific Name: Chladophora Aegagropila
Sold As: Small - X-Large
Care Level: Easy
Lighting Requirement: Low
Co2: Not Needed
Growth Rate: Slow
Tank Placement: Foreground-midground