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Giant Japanese moss ball a species of filamentous green algae
Giant Japanese moss ball
1 Giant Marimo Moss Ball (1.5- 2.5 inches, 8-15 years old!)
This offering is for 1 Marimo Moss Ball these are one of the most popular plants in the aquarium hobby, and they are widely kept as ornamental plants in jars in Japan. Moss balls generate oxygen and remove nitrates, thereby improving water quality. This is definitely something different for your fish tank that you don't see often! If you wish, you can cut the moss ball into smaller pieces and the individual pieces will grow into separate moss balls.
Marimo balls are regarded as good luck charms in Japan, and since they have been known to live to 200 years and beyond, they are often kept as family heirlooms. They are thought to symbolize close bonds between family members or close-knit friends, and are often passed down to children and grandchildren or nieces and nephews. By the time future generations receive the marimo balls; they will be larger in size and will continue to grow with each generation. Additionally, marimo balls are sometimes given to young children as "pets," since the only care they require is occasional water changes.
Marimo balls are also though to represent everlasting love; thus, they are often used as wedding table ornaments or even gifted at weddings. They are appropriate as a gift to the bride and groom, and smaller marimo balls make wonderful take-home gifts for the guests that will serve as mementos of the newly-weds' special day.
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- Does not need special or high intensity lighting, and can be kept in any freshwater aquarium.
- The moss grows slowly, so this moss ball is 8 to 15 years old!
- Extremely dense moss - bright green and healthy.