These little versions of our popular Sterculia Pod, Sterculia foetida, are really cool. They measure roughly 3 inches (7.62cm) wide on average-considerably smaller than the full-sized ones!
Like their big brothers, these petite pods (actually the "follicle", or "fruit" of the tree) make perfect little hiding spots for dwarf cichlids, catfish, and shrimp. “Nano Jungle Pods” (a name we coined- completely meaningless to science or the people in its native regions) have an almost "woody" appearance and texture, and are quite durable. They look really cool scattered on the bottom with the full-sized ones.
A perfect natural addition to simulate the flooded forest floor habitat, where branches, seeds, and pods like these fall in and accumulate, adding to the richness of the ecosystem. If you're replicating a Southeast Asian or Indian biotope, these are great botanicals to incorporate!
PREPARATION: You need to boil them for at least an hour (sometimes a bit more) to saturate them, because they do (maddeningly, we might add!) float when first immersed.
ORIGIN: Southeast Asia (Our suppliers are in Thailand and Tamil Nadu, India)
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!
NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
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