One of the most intriguing, yet not commonly-replicated regions of the world, aquatic habitat-wise, is West Africa. The areas of Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, in particular, offer a wealth of beautiful fish species and unique habitats that are just begging to be replicated in the aquarium!
It was only natural that we create a cool pack inspired by these beautiful habitats. We're naming this pack in honor of the Kolenté River. This river forms a portion of the international border between Guinea and Sierra Leone, and is home to many species of fishes, ranging from and the tributaries nearby encompass a variety of ecological niches. Of course, the pack would work to represent a variety of other areas of West Africa.
This region is home to a wide variety of interesting fishes, ranging from Epiplatys species killifishes, to various cichlids from the Pelvicachromis genus, to Synodontis catfish and even some cool characins, like the African Darter Characin, Nannocharax fasciatus. And of course, if you "stretch it" a bit, there are numerous species of West African fishes which will be great addition to a botanical-style aquarium.
Typically, the water in many of these rivers (specifically the namesake of this pack, the Kolenté River) is of negligible carbonate hardness, with a pH of around 6.0. You'll find lots of Anubias, Bolblitis, and Vallisneria species in the typical fine gravel substrate. Leaves and botanical materials from overhanging forest trees are scattered about the substrate and among boulders and rocks.
Now, we'll be first to tell you that this is a creative representation of the materials found in and along the river and its tributaries. The botanicals contained in the pack are found in other parts of the world, but we think it's a nice variety of items which will lend itself well to creating hiding places for fishes, as well as attachment points for plants such as Anubias.
This pack contain a variety of botanicals, with the intent of providing not only habitat enrichment, but some "environmental utility" as well! The Tannin "Kolenté River Dream" pack includes 8 cool Jackfruit leaves, 10 Guava leaves, 5 of our coveted "Jungle Pods", 1 awesomely Pygmy Date Palm frond," 2 very cool "Monkey Pots", 5 "Snapping Lampada Pods", and 8 "Tartaruga Pods"- all in one of our sexy, reusable jute Tannin bags! Mix it up with some cool smooth stones and some nice pieces of branching wood, and you've got the "core" of a very attractive West African-themed display!
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
NOTE: The photo is for illustrative purposes. As some of the items in the pack are natural products, expect variation in the appearance of the botanicals that you will receive.
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