01-26-2007, 12:49 PM
Join Date: Mar 2006
i have also never had any problems with mine. they are in tanks with lots of water movement and so they roll around the tank and keep their shape instead of fluffs growing everywhere!
i got mine at big als in london ontario canada and paid about 5$ or so for it but maybe less, i am not really sure. i do know it wasn't that much.
now mine was a smooth ball when i got it and it stayed that way for about 6months. then it started getting fluffy and lumpy and so i thought i would squeeze it but that didn't help so i remembered that at big als they said "it would shoot little babies off around it" so i pulled at one of the lumps and it came right off in the shape of a little baby ball about 2cm in diameter. the parent ball then almost had a hole in that i could feel but not see so i let it recover for a few more months and then noticed when i squeezed it again that it had another lump which i pulled off. the little balls are really fluffy so i put them in the path of returning water to keep them turning and now they are about an inch in diameter.
i read on another site that people took a parent moss ball and pulled it apart into about 15 or so little babies but i didn't want to wreck my parent ball in case that didn't work but i now know that it would work to do that but i just like to wait until more lumps appear. i don't cut them i pull the lumps off the parent.