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Okay. Thanks ChocolateBetta


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Yep the marimo moss balls from Petsmart are the real thing, and fine to buy :)
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Moss balls or Marimo is a species of algae that helps outcompete other algae.
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The moss ball often moves on it's own accord. But if it doesn't move it needs to be moved around and squeezed every so often. I can confirm that the bamboo leafs need to be kept out of the water. I was unfortunate to house my bamboo completely in water and I hadn't discovered this site at the time. I still feel horrible for housing my bamboo in unacceptable conditions.

If you want a cheap and easy plant, Ancharis and Water Wisteria are the ones to go for. They are also the ones I see in LPS most often. A single bunch(approx 8 stems) cost me $1.99. They can be left to float, be tied to a decor or rooted into the substrate.

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Marimo unless the current or creates more oxygen will not move squezing will makes it float.
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When I worked at PetsMart I had 1 cup with a single moss ball. No one ever touched this cup/the cup was never moved. I observed the single ball moving several times a day.

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The current. Mine does not move at all.
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The current. Mine does not move at all.
As I stated above. I had a moss ball in a CUP and observed it moving several times a day. The cup never got touched, never moved, the water didn't get changed for the entire time of my observation(which was actually 3 day).

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Some might move from the plant filling up with Oxygen.
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I've watched youtube videos of proper moss ball care, thank you to everyone that has replied =] I feel much better after reading all the posts.


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