Betta fish shows himself off to new tank mate, a Marimo Moss Ball

Moss balls are also for sale in cups right next to the Betta's in most fish stores.
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Marimo moss balls can live in the same water parameters that bettas thrive in, however they do grow faster in colder temperatures. When they are fully saturated with aquarium water they will sink to the bottom and only move from being disturbed. Moss balls also work to retain good tank bacteria, emit oxygen, and reduce nitrate levels which can stress betta fish health at high levels.
Petco Moss Balls? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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I have a 2 gallon tank with a filter for my betta fish. I had two small plants in it that I struggled to keep going and some amount of algae on the rocks on the bottom. I was finally able to find real Marimo moss balls at my local Petsmart so I grabbed one when I went looking for a new plant for Phinnigan. Bought one plant and the ball. Did a complete cleaning of tank, rocks, etc.. The tank has never looked better. It has been in there for 2 weeks now and nothing...NOTHING is starting to grow on the bottom and the water is crystal clear. I wondered what the exact benefits of the ball were so I searched and found your article. Great job, very informative. Phin loves his ball and will even rest on it. I don't suppose another one would hurt so I will pick up one more. Love the way they look as well! Purpose of a Live Moss Ball? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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I recently bought a marimo moss ball for my betta fish tank. Here is my small quick review on it.

So far both myself and my betta (purple love) are loving it. Also remember since the marimo moss balls are made of alge they'll take part in nitrogen cycle. It's always good to have some plant or something that can capable of doing what a plant can do.

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Thanks for watching the video. Please make sure to subscribe!this was my daughter fish tank. back in 2013 these betta fishes have now passed away due to old age. these fishes lived 3 years. they were very well cared for during their stay at our home. my daughter mikaela cared for them so much. she feed them daily and made sure i changed their water. their environment was always as shown on the video / photos shown above. the moss balls brought more of a natural environment to our betta fishes.Betta fish and moss balls can live in perfect harmony. Aside from their natural velvety-green splendor and contrast amongst other decor, betta fish love playing with and resting on marimo moss balls. One minute it’s a velvety couch and the next it’s a soccer ball to push around. Ghost shrimp and aquarium snails, other common , are also big fans of the moss ball because of its ability to harbor small particles of food for feasting.So I've had my new betta fish and his marimo moss ball mate for a little over a week now. My betta, Voltaire, is quite happy. The thing is, I'm worried my marimo, Mo, may not be. Mo the marimo is tiny, about an inch to an inch and a half in diameter. When I got him he had short hairs and was a very nice dark green. These days, he has grown a lot of fuzz, which I think is normal, but sometimes he looks slightly brown and a little white around the edges. I read somewhere that this does not mean he is dead yet though, just that something may need to be changed. There is no odor coming off of him and he is not falling apart; I gave Mo a bath the first day I got him and also yesterday when I treated the tank to a full water change. I also let him soak in some salted tap water at room temperature for three hours yesterday, because I read somewhere that apparently that helps promote growth.: Can I keep a moss ball with a Betta fish. I heard that having a live plant in your fish tank really helps the water. I have my Betta in a pretty small tank so I think it might benefit the setup. Are moss balls cheap to buy? Can you buy them online?Without a doubt, most adorable plants for any fish tank are Marimo Moss Balls. These balls of algae keep the water clean by filtering out toxic chemicals.
Have a few of these in your aquarium for your Betta fish to play with. Always make sure there is a small current of water rotating the moss balls as they need to catch sunlight from every side for photosynthesis.