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I recently came into the ownership of five adult male bettas. Due to a lack of money and space, I have been keeping them in large (1.5 gallon) fish bowls in a warm (~77 deg F) part of the house. I perform regular maintenance, and the water has stayed crystal clear.

I've been told that Java Moss helps to keep nitrite levels down and promotes healthier fish. However, I only have access to Taiwan Moss. Can Taiwan Moss perform a similar job of keeping the water clean?

Thanks for your time.
 

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Sure thing. The idea is that you get a plant in there. A plant will absorb the ammonias and nitrates, and turn them into nitrogen gas. You will need a good light over each bowl to make sure the plants grow well though.
 

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Will I need to trim the Taiwan Moss regularly or remove dead parts of it? How does it tend to grow?
 

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Take it out and rinse the gunk out (it will collect food and poop) periodically. Split it when there isn't enough swimming room left. You can usually get a buck for a ball of it. It it changes color, throw dead parts out.
 
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