Who wouldn't love the unadulterated company of some of the most adorable pets you can find at the pet store? But don't let these little balls fool you; they're very much alive and will flourish under minimal love and care! Only found in Japan, Iceland, Scotland, and Estonia, Marimos are a special spherical species of Chlorophyta that grow green and silky. So yes, you're essentially adopting a plant--but a really, cute plant that you would have to actually make an effort to kill. And don't you worry; Marimo balls prepped for export and retail have been cleaned, domesticated, and ready for some good lovin'! But it's still advisable to give them a good rinse before your first use.
These lush littles blend in perfectly amongst your aquarium life and desktop clutter and will suit any vessel of water you can arrange them in. They prefer indoor lighting away from direct sunlight and heat (else it will encourage algae growth). Although they shine in the minimalism that they offer, every so often Marimo still need to be turned (to be sunned evenly), cleaned (just a light squishing and swishing in clean water), and have their water changed. Thriving Marimo balls can grow up to 10"/25cm in diameter, but must be kept at an ideal cool temperature between 70?F - 80?F (20?C to 25?C).
If a spot at home or on your office desk is looking a little drab or if you or some fishy friends would like a no-fuss roommate that won't judge or bite you, look nowhere else for the highly recommended Marimo ball. They even make the perfect gifts and are easy to dress up, so pass on the stoic warmth and endearing charm you can only get with a little green moss ball. You can be sure that you'll be receiving nothing but the best and healthiest, fluffy moss balls coming to you live from Luffy. Surprise a loved one with a pet no one will regret!