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post #111 of 723 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 01:07 AM
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its normal for them to be a bit muddy when you bring em home. old scruffy turned his take-home bag of water absolutely brown when i gave him a squeeze bath
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post #112 of 723 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 01:18 AM
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I had a moss ball once. It gave my tank terrible algae. I might try one again, and make sure to QT it this time. Also, it melted because the tank I had it in was too warm. One might do well in my cooler Platy tank, however. Or several. LOL

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Wait they're actual living creatures ???
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they are algae that grow into ball form

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its normal for them to be a bit muddy when you bring em home. old scruffy turned his take-home bag of water absolutely brown when i gave him a squeeze bath
Yep. They're like tumbleweeds and pickup everything they roll across. Give them a good swish and rinse in conditioned water.

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I had a moss ball once. It gave my tank terrible algae. I might try one again, and make sure to QT it this time. Also, it melted because the tank I had it in was too warm. One might do well in my cooler Platy tank, however. Or several. LOL
Yikes! Usually moss balls help with algae by eating up the nutrients.

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Wait they're actual living creatures ???
Haha, no, they're not. It's a type of plant - algae. They often roll around or float with the current. I've read that they will respond to columns of light in that they will float or sink according to how much light they receive.

They take on a life of their own, but mostly in our imaginations XD

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Is it weird that mine moved a bit since last night? Its in a different position now... I have no filter O_o
And he keeps remolding himself, I've decided to just let him be now! >__<

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Hey fighter, has he opened his eye and winked at you yet? Oh god, Homer is still chilling in my cabinet!.......do they like darkness?

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No they don't! Get him outta there! Indirect light sweety, not no light! LoL! My sister wants to glue googly eyes on him, she's taking a liking to him! More than my bettas O.o

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Meh, I took him out, he seems fine. I put him in the light and he started moving up and down 0.0 why are you oblong, homer, you must be a circle!

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post #120 of 723 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 08:52 AM
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Momo is oblong too! I keep calling him eggy XD poor guy must be starved for light, no wonder he's bouncing around! Hehehe

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