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 Guava tree (Psidium guajava), provides several benefits to all inhabitants in the aquarium. It is known that the guava tree leaves have a similar effect as the catappa leaves, providing anti-bacterial duties and of course they are a great food source as such. These are great leaves to add to the substrate, it adds real character and best of all they last longer than the infamous catappa leaves. They also leech some tannins into the water column, but not as pronounced as the catappa leaves. This is great if you’re looking for a lighter color and want lots of leaves to create that rustic natural look without having a dark water.
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.