"Helix Pods" have a cool curved form and a smooth, woody appearance and texture. The fruit of Caesalpinia pulcherrima, widely distributed throughout the tropics, these distinctive pods make great little foraging areas for characins, catfishes, shrimp, dwarf cichlids, catfish, and even some killies.
Just like with our other pods, these are perfect to help cover open substrate and supplement leaf litter to simulate the materials which accumulate in tropical streams and flooded forests.
"Helix Pods" average about 3.5"-4.5"(8.89-11.43cm) in length, with a width of about 1"(2.54cm), so they fit into modest spaces, too.
PREPARATION: You'll need to boil them for at least 15 minutes (sometimes a bit more) to waterlog them, because they do float when first immersed.
NOTE: These are a natural product, and display variation in color, size, and texture. Each pod is unique! The photo serves as a reasonable representation of what to expect.
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!
NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
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