Description: We work closely with a family-owned operation from a remote small village in Tamil Nadu, India. This ensures that these botanicals are free of pesticides, herbicides, and pollution. They hand pick all of our leaves to ensure the highest quality. The family rinses and sun dries the leaves prior to packaging to ensure a sustainable and organic process is in place.
The Mangroove shrubs (Ceriops tagal) , provides several benefits to all inhabitants in the aquarium. The mangrove shrubs are actually submerged in water and these leaves' durability are a testament to that. Like any of the other catappa or guava or jackfruit leaves these leaves are a safe haven for shrimp to feast on the biofilm and hide around it. As the leaves decompose it’ll create even more nurturing for the aquarium if allowed to;in the wild these leaves are vital in the food cycle.
Preparation: We recommend soaking the leaves in fresh water for a few days so it becomes waterlogged (sinkable) in the tank. Then you can simply place them at the bottom of your tank above the substrate, to enhance the natural appeal of the aquarium. 4x leaves per 10 gallon is what we do with our tanks, adjust as necessary depending on how you like your water to appear.NOTE: Due to natural variations of each leaf they are all unique. The photo is a representation of what to expect.
Excellent dried botanicals, especially the leaves! These are a hit in my aquarium.