Caring for your Moss Ball Pets

How do I take care of my Moss Ball Pets?

Moss Ball Pets require water and very minimal light source to survive. It does not require feeding as it performs photosynthesis just like a plant.

What type of light source do I use?

Any source of natural or artificial light is good enough for your Moss Ball Pets to live in a healthy and green condition.

Do I need to change the water? What type of water should I use?

Tap water is good enough. It is recommended to change the water your Moss Ball Pets live in once a week or every two weeks.

What should I do when changing water?

You may gently squeeze your Moss Ball Pets to flush out any dirt trapped in it. You may also gently rolls your Moss Ball Pets back and forth on your palm to help them retain their round shape. Moss Ball Pets are living things and they need your love!

Can I have fish or shrimp with my Moss Ball Pets?

Yes, definitely.

How long can my Moss Ball Pets live?

The world's largest Marimo is about 95cm in diameter. Marimo are able to grow about 5mm per year. Thus, the World Largest Marimo today are over 200 years old!

Why is my Moss Ball Pet changing color?

Change in color from green to brownish shows that your Moss Ball Pet is sick! Please wash your Moss Ball Pet under running water and add some salt (5% of your water volume) into your Moss Ball Pet container or tank for about a week or two.

How long can my Moss Ball Pet last without water?

In ideal conditions, Moss Ball Pets can live for one month without water.  It is not recommended to keep your Moss Ball Pets out of water for any extended period of time.

Why do Moss Ball Pets float and sink?

More often, Moss Ball Pets will sink in water. However, when Marimos perform photosynthesis, the oxygen bubbles generated by the Marimo can make the Moss Ball Pets float up to the surface of the water. Don't be alarmed as that is normal Marimo behavior and indicates a healthy pet!

Will Moss Ball Pets reproduce or split into two?

Yes, Marimo will reproduce when they are kept in a large pool of water. However, it is not recommend to split up your Moss Ball Pets. Very often you may damage it and it can cause it to die.  If you are lucky your Moss Ball Pets would reproduce and you would see a bump growing on them. Congratulations for that is your new baby Moss Ball Pet!

How can I help my Moss Ball Pets grow faster?

You can help by lowering the temperature and improving the water quality.

Would high temperature affect my Moss Ball Pets?

Yes, direct sunlight would hurt your Moss Ball Pets! If you wish, you can leave your pet with water in your fridge for 24 hours to give it a nice cool environment to grow.

Can Moss Ball Pets survive in a fully sealed/covered bottle?

Yes, Moss Ball Pets can survive in fully sealed/covered bottles. In fact closed bottles can keep out the dust and other pests that may harm your pet!

*If you still have questions please do not hesitate to reach out to us for help!