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Pet moss as the new pet rock?

May 26, 2012 |  6:01 am

Mossquarium-moss-ball-PotteThey're called "mossquariums." The Atwater Village store Potted introduced them this spring: living balls of spongy algae that are oddly cute.

They're sold in kits that include decorative rock, colored glass, shells and a piece of driftwood.

Potted said they can be packaged for shipping and should last for months.

Best of all, they don't hog the bed or growl at the neighbors (so embarrassing). Price: $55 to $79, depending on the size.


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Photo: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times