Rare Betta Fish
The Crowntail fish earned its name due to its unique tail fin design. The webbing between the rays is significantly reduced, making the spikes appear more prominent and giving the tail fin a crown-like appearance. Crowntails might look flashier than bettas of other fin types, but all betta fish require the same care. **Please note, these fish have color variations, and the photo shown is only a representation of one possible variation and not the actual fish.
How large do the marimo moss balls grow?
These two Floro Marimo Moss Balls arrive to your home with an approximate diameter of 1.2" (3 cm). They grow at an approximate rate of 5mm each year. When properly cared for, marimo can grow up to 12 inches in diameter over many years.
Is Marimo safe for my other plants?
As an all natural plant without any added dyes or unnatural supplements, the Floro Marimo Moss Balls are 100% safe for your other plants. Not only are they safe, but they are actually extremely beneficial to your plants and surrounding environment. Like most plants, marimo moss balls absorb CO2 and release oxygen in the water, but unlike other plants, marimo (actually an algae) eats the same nutrients as unsightly algae. Because your healthy moss balls are sucking up all the food, there is nothing left for other algae, thus preventing any unwanted algae in your terrarium.
What do I need to maintain the health of my marimo moss?
Marimo is surprisingly easy to care for. The two large moss balls have very few requirement in order to thrive: room temperature water, indirect lighting and a little love. Because marimo is spherical from rolling around on the bottom of the sea, it is recommended to roll the marimo around in your hands every few weeks. This helps maintain its natural shape, even coloring and help prevent any area from turning brown. Since marimo absorb nitrates and debris, taking them out of their water and squeezing them will help release the waste so they can start fresh.
Can I use the moss balls outside of my terrarium?
Yes; however as an aquatic plant, marimo do need a constant source of water, just not necessarily in a terrarium or water garden. The aesthetically appealing plant looks amazing when used in unique home decor, as a wedding table centerpiece and even in the classroom. The pet-friendly marimo moss balls are also an excellent addition to betta fish and shrimp tanks