Another great pod to mix in with your leaf litter! The fruit of the Calotropis gigantea plant, this is a stellar botanical to replicate the tropical stream biotope, where these types of materials accumulate on the substrate.
When incorporated into your biotope, they're perfect for providing foraging areas for fish like Tetras, Dwarf Cichlids, and catfishes, as well as for ornamental shrimp, which will pick at them as they soften and decompose. They're about 2.5"(6.35cm) in length, and 2" (5.08cm) wide on average.
PREPARATION: We like to boil them for at least 20 minutes, in order to saturate them and cause them to sink.
ORIGIN: Southeast Asia/India
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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