Part of the "seed head" of the Lotus plant (Nelumbo nucifera), these unique, light-as-a-feather botanicals average 3.5- 4 inches (approx. 8.89-10.16 cm) in diameter, and are a really cool piece of decor for a Southeast Asian or Indian-themed aquarium!
These seed pods are the by-product of human food production in India (almost every part of this plant is considered edible!), and are simply collected, cleaned, and air dried, free from chemicals or preservatives.
Interestingly, the seeds, and possibly the seed pods of the Lotus are known to contain polyphenols, protein, polysaccharides...compounds often found in other botanicals and leaves to which "medicinal" properties for fishes are ascribed. However, we'll stop short of implying any benefit for your fishes other than their unique aesthetics!
PREPARATION: Our technique consists of boiling them for approximately 40 minutes or so, followed by an overnight soak. Being super lightweight and quite buoyant, it will take a bit of effort! One of the best things you can do is to hold them down for a short periods of time during the boiling process to really get them saturated.
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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