These versatile botanicals are derived from coconut shells (Cocos nucifera), and are really cool-looking "accent pieces" for a tropical stream biotope aquarium! Each one has a very unique shape, and they lend themselves well to all sorts of aquascaping purposes. Oh- and they release a lot of tannins!
Shrimp and Plecos seem to love grazing on them. We love to use them to cover open substrate and supplement leaf litter to simulate the materials found in tropical stream beds. They range in size from about 1.5"-3" (3.81-7.62cm) in length.
PREPARATION: You'll need to boil them for at least an hour (sometimes a bit more) to waterlog them, because they are really quite light and readily float when first immersed!
ORIGIN: South America/Asia
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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