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.
Mulberry Leaves are very nutritious they contain: polyphenol antioxidants, vitamin C, zinc, calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium. All of which helps support shrimp health and breeding. Shrimps absolutely love the taste of these leaves; they are a great vacation food to just leave in your shrimp tank if you take off. They will degrade over time and continuously provide. Meanwhile, not leeching brown tannin's into your water column preserving your clear water. These are a great alternative if you do not want tannin's in the tank. From our experience we haven't seen any water color changes with these in the tank.
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, especially the mulberry leaves.