View Full Version : Marimo Moss Ball Split

09-18-2011, 07:41 AM
Does any one know how to care for a split marimo ball ?
My Ball has opened up
Should I tie it in a ball with some thread ?
Part of it (strands) keeps loosening up and floats around till it eventually catches the filter

09-23-2011, 10:11 AM
Are you sure its a marimo ball and not a wadded up clump of java moss? There are some less then reputable places that try this trickery...

09-26-2011, 11:19 AM
Yes it is a Marimo Moss Ball and since I've bought Java Moss and Willow moss before, I could tell the difference. The store is a also a reputed one. I bought it when it was nice and round and closed. Now its split. So I wanted to know if there's a way of joining it back. I've currently clumped a smaller part of it with some thread to see if it can recover.

09-28-2011, 11:59 PM
Interesting, I've never had any of mine do that. I wish I had something to tell you but let us know if it works out.

10-03-2011, 05:02 PM
Here theres a big explanation on splitting them

So I wonder if it will work ?

10-03-2011, 05:17 PM
I read recently they aren't actually a Moss at all... they are actually any algae! :ssuprised:

Anyway... I don't have anything more useful to add I just thought that was interesting.

10-03-2011, 05:21 PM
Thanks for posting that link, good info

I also have one moss ball that has fallen apart but I have just let it be.

Still seams healthy

06-13-2012, 08:42 PM
I have had my marimo ball for over a year now. One of my goldfish is bad and kept messing with the ball. Soon the marimo had a small hole and the hole never went away. Today I just finally split the ball. I watched a youtube video> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld6Oq3UXDno they tied string around the ball. One of the balls I'm trying with the string.

06-13-2012, 08:47 PM

You may want to start your own thread, this one is several months old. :ssmile: