Dried "Flor Rio" Pods (Package of 6)

Another great pod to mix in with your leaf litter. They are clean, free of pesticides or other contaminants, and are carefully collected and sun dried. 

"Flor Rio Pods" are another "featherweight" botanical, which are essentially like leaves in their texture, appearance, and use. However, they are longer-lasting, and will break down much more slowly than leaves in most systems, which performing a similar role.  A stellar aquatic 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" in length, and 2" wide on average.

These pods will leach a little tannin into the water over time. You'll need to prepare them in order to waterlog them, because they float like mad when first immersed! Treat them just like leaves! You can either waterlog them with a 1week room temperature freshwater soak, or better- boil them for at least 20 minutes before soaking. They tend to last longer when soaked, as opposed to being boiled, however.

"Flor Rio Pods" are great aquatic botanicals, offering a terrific combo of aesthetics, form, and function for aquarium use! Comes in a package of 6 to take advantage of their unique look.

ORIGIN: Southeast 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!



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