What a cool little pod we have here! The "Capsula Pod" resembles many of the interesting pods and fruits which fall into South American rivers, enriching the waters and providing foraging areas for many species of fishes. These segmented, almost pear-shaped pods are typically split and curved, and vary from individual to individual.
As pods go, these are on the smaller size; ranging from about 1.5" in length, and about 1.25-1.5" wide. They have an interesting, nut-like outer shell and a woody interior. When placed on the substrate here and there, they really help you evoke the appearance of an Amazonian stream!
Small fishes and shrimp take to them easily, but they are too small to shelter anything but the smallest Cichlid fry and Tetras, so they're best suited to "habitat enrichment" for the aesthetics they bring.
Preparation for these little pods is much like our "Jungle Pods", which means that we're talking about boiling them for at least an hour to get them waterlogged enough to sink. Even longer, sometimes! As with our other pods, the prep time, a necessary evil, is totally worth it for the aesthetic reward that these little pods bring.
"Capsula Pods" will leach small amounts of tannins into the water over time, so keep this in mind when using them in your aquarium. Boiling will remove a lot of the initial tannins, but do expect a little "tint" over time. The interior of these pods will gradually soften, creating a biofilm that your ornamental shrimp and some catfish will go crazy over! Sometimes, when they are about ready to be removed, they'll float to the surface- a great built-in "replacement indicator!"
We include 8 pieces in a package for added value and to help you better employ the aesthetic benefit of these pods in your biotope system.
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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