Game and Parks Urges Public to Check Aquariums for Invasive Zebra Mussells
April 7, 2021
LINCOLN – After a recent discovery of invasive zebra mussels within Marimo or "moss" balls used in aquarium tanks, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is urging the public to take precautions to prevent the spread of this highly destructive species.
A container of Marimo balls sold as "Betta Buddy" was first found to be contaminated with an adult zebra mussel at a Petco store in Washington state on March 3. Game and Parks subsequently inspected two Petco locations in Lincoln and found zebra mussels present in several Marimo ball containers.
Since then, contaminated Marimo balls have be...