Tantora King Catappa Sticks are another high quality natural product from the international aquarium brand, Tantora International.
The sticks are produced from 100% organic Catappa leaves (Indian Almond leaves), with no unnecessary additives.
The 100g packet is made up of approximately 50-60 large Indian Almond Leaves. Three filter bags included in package for ease of use of sticks in your aquarium.
Use: A 1cm stick should be used for approximately 10 litres of water. This will turn the water slightly yellow due to the release of tannins. Do not over use in the aquarium as you do not want to cause a large and sudden fluctuation of pH.
Advantages of Catappa Sticks vs Leaves
- Tannin release is much faster in stick form
- Easier and cheaper to use than Catappa leaves for specific purposes
Advantages of Catappa Leaves
- Anti-bacterial properties
- Reduces the pH in your aquarium
- Relieves stress on fish and shrimp
- Stimulates breeding and colouration
We use numerous natural products in all of our shrimp tanks, in order to simulate the environment from where the shrimp originate. This includes a mix of mosses, plants, wood and leaf litter, which are replaced as and when required. The anti-bacterial properties, increased surface area for feeding, and hiding space for moulting females are a large contributor to the success of our tanks. We recommend boiling most natural products for several minutes before cooling, and then placing these into your tanks, as this assists in the product sinking once placed in the aquarium.