Another "gift from the jungle", the Savu pod comes to us from the Cariniana legalis tree from South America. These seed pods fall of jungle trees and are commonly found submerged in Amazonian waters. They perform the dual function of creating wonderful natural shelter for fishes, as well as enriching the water with beneficial tannins. Shrimp absolutely LOVE them! Their little openings make them a natural shelter for smaller fishes, too.
Aesthetically, they will really help you add to that "Amazonian" effect, and create areas of interest in your aquascape! These are super cool, very unique additions to a natural 'scape! Ours are sourced from experienced collectors, and are harvested in a sustainable, responsible manner, then simply sun dried and rinsed. They are free from pesticides and chemicals.
As they do impart tannins, which can color your tank water and reduce the pH, we recommend that you boil them for 20-25 minutes before use (or longer, if they don't sink for you!), then let them cool for about 5 additional minutes. Rinse 'em off, and they're good to go! In addition to leaching out some of the tannins, this will help them sink, because they're surprisingly buoyant! Note that they will continue to leach out some tannins for some time, and will last at least several months before gradually decomposing.
Note that after submerging in your aquarium, these pods may recruit a "biofilm", which is not a cause for alarm. Many small fishes, shrimp, and fry will feed on it, so it's just another supplemental food source and benefit of these pods!
These pods vary in their exact dimensions, of course, but typically are about 2"-3" in length, and are about 1"-1.5" wide. Some are considerably smaller, so we include several sizes in each package!
ORIGIN: South America
NOTE: The photo is for illustrative purposes. As these are a natural product, expect variation in the appearance of the pods that you will receive.
All of our aquatic botanicals are intended for ornamental aquarium or terrarium use only. Please use common sense and take the time to boil or soak all botanicals prior to using them, to reduce the possibility of problems. Always go slow when introducing any botanicals into your systems, so you can judge the effect they have on your fishes and plants. They are not intended for human consumption. DO NOT INGEST!
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