Catappa bark differs from Catappa leave as the bark will immediately sink to the bottom of the tank. It will gradually release nutrients for shrimps and fish. In addition, it serves as a habitat for shrimps. The bark will soften if left soaking in water for over 5 days, which will then become your shrimps food source.
Tannin’s relieve aquarium stress of fish and shrimps. Stress is one critical factor which leads to high mortality rate of aquarium animals. The bark also mimics the natural habitat of fish and shrimp, making them feel like they living in their natural environment. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties and which help reduce the chance of bacterial infections and improve aquarium animals? health. It also helps stimulate the shrimps reproduction rate.
- Catappa bark stick: 0.8-1 cm wide and 8 cm long. Use 1 piece per 120 liters of water.
- Put in boiling water for approximately 5-10 minutes before dropping into the tank.
- Replace every?1-2 weeks.
Catappa bark provides the same benefits as catappa leaves, however these will last a longer period of time before breaking down. This bark also provides additional surface area for shrimp to feed on. As with all Tantora products, these are 100% organic, ensuring they are free of any harmful toxins or pesticides. We recommend boiling the bark for a few minutes before introducing it to the aquarium, to ensure they sink immediately.