Aquatic Plants for Freshwater Aquariums: Moss Ball
Moss Ball
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Moss Ball (Chladophora aegagropila)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Lighting Moderate to High
Placement Foreground
Water Conditions 72-82° F, KH 3-8, pH 6.8-7.5
Propagation Division
Color Form Green
Supplements High Quality Aquarium Fertilizer
Origin Farm Raised, USA
Family Cladophorales
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The Moss Ball is a spongy velvet-like green algae ball that in the wild is found around Japan and Northern Europe. They were once thought to be extremely slow growing, but recent studies suggest that the growth can be accelerated by providing more nutrients. In its natural habitat, they are moved around by undercurrents and sink or rise in order to receive plenty of light to carry out photosynthesis.

The Moss Ball requires moderate to high lighting, approximately 3 watts per gallon provided by full spectrum (5000-7000K) bulbs. The temperature of the water should be between 72°-82°F, with an alkalinity of 3-8 dKH and a neutral pH.

The Moss Ball propagates by division. It starts with a division line which progresses to the splitting off of a smaller new Moss Ball.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 1 -3/4"

Customer Testimonials

Jeanette J San Martin , CA
You know how you see a picture of something and then when it arrives, it never looks as pretty? Well these ARE just as great as the picture. They look really small when they arrive, but once you put them in the tank and they suck in the water, they grow to almost twice the size they are on arrival. Not only do they look great, my fish LOVE pushing them around the tank. It's a plant and a toy!
Eric J San Bernardino , CA
This moss ball is the coolest plant I've ever bought! I just dropped it in my turtle tank and it's been easy ever since. I definitly don't have a "green thumb" but this plant makes up for it due to its easy care. I highly recommend it for anybody looking to add some live plants to their aquarium.
Aureliano G Albany , CA
I have this in my 17 Gallon fish/tadpole tank. And it's very good.
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