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banana leaves

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Banana leaves can be used in the aquarium as an antibacterial, anti-parasitic and anti-fungal agent. It keeps the aquarium free of pathogens, resulting in healthier fish. In addition, just like Catappa leaves, they have a stress-reducing effect.

Content: approx. 5 leaves per bag (approx. 10 grams)
Dimensions: approx. 10x35cm
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banana leaves

Banana leaves can be used in the aquarium as an antibacterial, anti-parasitic and anti-fungal agent. It keeps the aquarium free of pathogens, resulting in healthier fish. In addition, just like Catappa leaves, they have a stress-reducing effect.

Various positive properties are attributed to the use of banana leaves. It lowers the pH of the water naturally. In many cases this is desirable, because fish often prefer an acidic environment. Shrimp and fish will feel more comfortable and will show more beautiful colors. When breeding shrimps, the leaves have a positive effect on the breeding results. Due to the anti-fungal effect, eggs are less likely to become mouldy. Breeding results are also better with Corydoras, Apistogrammas, Fighting Fish and other egg-laying fish.

Under the leaves, shelter is created for young or shy shrimp. Tanins are also released by the banana leaves. These give the water a brown tea color. The more leaves added to the aquarium, the darker the color will be. If the discoloration is undesirable, the leaves can be placed in a bowl of cold water for a day. The worst discoloration can then be removed in advance.

After 2-5 weeks the leaves will have decayed. It goes faster with shrimp or catfish in the aquarium. During this process, numerous micro-organisms and infusoria become available as food for shrimp, snails and fish. The banana leaves can thus also serve as a food reserve for the long term. Decayed leaf debris can eventually be removed to avoid contaminating the filter.

Banana leaves usage advice

Use as many banana leaves as you need. There is no maximum. Always keep an eye on the pH of the water, because it should not get too low. At first, the leaves will float and will sink within a few days.

Content: approx. 5 leaves per bag (approx. 10 grams)
Dimensions: approx. 10x35cm
(this may differ, all bags are filled accordingly)

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Material:
Fully natural product

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