This is a super cool botanical that has a beautiful brown appearance with interesting texture. They typically are highly variable, ranging from about 5"-6" (12.7-15.24cm) in length, and are about 2.25"-2.5" (5.71-6.35cm) in diameter.
Derived from the Nypa fruticans palm, they are reminiscent of the plant materials that fall off jungle palms and are commonly found submerged in tropical streams and rivers. They create a perfect natural setting for fishes, and enrich the water with lots of beneficial tannins. (Oh, and shrimp LOVE them!)
PREPARATION: We recommend that you boil them for at least 45-60 minutes or more. After boiling, we highly recommend a soak in fresh water for several days to leach out the initial burst of tannins and organics.
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!
NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
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