Dried "Helix Pods" (Package of 5)

These pods really have a different sort of look. They are free of pesticides or other contaminants, and are carefully collected and prepared just for us right here in the USA! Simply cut into sections, gently cleaned, and sun dried. 

"Helix Pods" have a cool curved form and a smooth, woody appearance and texture. They make great little sheltered areas for shrimp, dwarf cichlids, catfish, and even some killies. Another perfect natural "prop" to simulate the river biotope, providing foraging areas for fish, and wonderful aesthetic benefits for you!

Just like with our other pods, these are perfect to help cover open substrate and supplement leaf litter to simulate Amazonian stream bottoms. You can even tie mosses to them! They're about 3.5"-4.5" in length on average, with a width of about 1", so they fit into modest spaces!

These pods will leach some tannins into the water over the long term. You'll need to boil them for at least 15 minutes (sometimes a bit more) to waterlog them, because they do float when first immersed. And, they can "un-helix" themselves after preparation..Not to worry- they're actually pliable enough that you can sort of "reshape" them by hand!

"Helix Pods" are really cool aquatic botanicals, and they offer a great combination of aesthetics, form, and function for aquarium use!

ORIGIN: Africa


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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