Moss Ball - Chladophora aegagrophila - Small
Moss Balls (Chladophora aegogrophila) are a truly unique addition to planted aquariums. They are non-invasive structures that are actually made from algae shaped by wave action. Moss Balls are low maintenance, tolerating a wide range of water conditions and tolerant of minimal lighting (though they thrive better in moderate lighting). They grow slowly but will eventually become hollow inside and may collect debris. The balls can be rinsed by gently squeezing in used tank water during a water change. They may be left in their ball shape or split and attached to a surface like driftwood or rockwork (use fishing line or another anchor until attached, then remove the ties).
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|Common Name||Moss Ball - Small|
|Scientific Name||Chladophora aegagrophila|
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Ratings & Reviews
by Virginia Hansen
These golf ball size moss balls really look great in the tank. They stand out and add a special touch.
The size of the moss ball surprised me. I ordered small but didn't expect it to be as small (a little larger than a golf ball). It is attractive and the one plant a visitor to my office commented on.
easy to grow
thay jest sit there and look green
<br> but will help reduse alge groth in you aq.
<br> i havent tryed attaching them yet sounds cool