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Old 03-18-2012, 08:36 AM   #1 
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whats a marimo ball??

What is a marimo ball? Like what does it do in the tank? I have a 5.5 heated filtered tank with a snail and a betta. Will this thing help with ammonia or anything. Will it out grow my tank??
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:49 AM   #2 
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It doesn't really help with ammonia that much. It won't outgrow your tank either. People buy them because they look cool. They also symbolize luck and love.


Some people consider them to be almost like fish.. They seem to develop a life of their own, and can travel around the fish tank. They are very popular "pets" :)
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Would it be okay in a tank witha betta
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Yep! They pick up fish poor and old food though, so it's a good idea to just rinse it out whenever you change the water.
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Awesome thanks!
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Does it require anything special to grow or do you just plop it in there?
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Just plop it in there!

And don't forget to name it!
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I have 2, planning on a third for a cute grouping. I love them. Easy to move around and clean, they look cute and they are REAL.

I have heard that shrimps will clean them so shrimps and marimos might be a good match.
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Gandalf is in a 2.5 gallon and Sookie is in a 3 gallon. Is that enough room for them and shrimps?
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My ghost shrimp LOVE them! No seriously, they can always be found on/near the moss ball. They nom the stuff that the moss ball picks up.
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