Dried "Mariposa" 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. 

"Mariposa Pods" are another "featherweight" botanical, which are essentially like leaves in their texture, appearance, and use.l They are perfect as another component in your "leaf litter" biotope. Another perfect aquatic botanical to simulate the tropical stream biotope, providing foraging areas for fish like Tetras, Dwarf Cichlids, and catfishes. They're about 3" in length, and 2" wide on average.

These pods will leach some tannins into the water over the long term. You'll need to prepare them in order to waterlog them, because they float like crazy when first immersed! Treat them just like leaves! You can either waterlog them with a 1-2 week room temperature freshwater soak, or better- boil them for at least 30 minutes before use.

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

ORIGIN: South America


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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