Japan Marimo Moss Ball Aquarium ~ Easy Plant ~ 4cmDIA

Marimo, a Japanese word which literally translates to “seaweed ball” are not moss at all - they’re actually a rare form of spherical algae. There’s no central stone or kernel inside the sphere - it’s solid algae, radiating from the center, growing radially outward at the snail’s pace of just 5mm per year.

Care
**In addition to regular water maintenance, squeeze the ball very occasionally, and rotate it to make sure all sides are
    exposed to light.

Other creatures
** The plant is snail-safe, beloved by most other creatures. Goldfish may eat it

Longevity
** With proper care, Marimo can last for over a century

Origin
** Mostly found in lakes in the northern hemisphere

Growth rate
** Very slow, only 5 mm / year

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