Guava leaves are known for their antibacterial effect. In the aquarium, a biofilm forms over the leaves. Shrimp, lobsters, snails and fish feed on this. Guava leaves are a natural part of shrimp habitat.
Tanins are released when the guava leaves are broken down. Compared to Catappa leaves, they show less discolouration. They are a bit harder and last longer. Shrimp can feed on it during that period. The leaves are rich in vitamins B2, E and K, fiber, calcium, folic acid, iron, manganese, phosphorus and potassium. Antibacterial compounds in Guava leaves can help combat Luminous bacteria and Vibro bacteria, which are responsible for various shrimp diseases.
In the aquarium, Guava leaves provide an excellent hiding place for shrimps and small fish. They are particularly suitable for a biotope aquarium as a decoration on the bottom, because they last a long time. Corydoras, Apistogramma and other catfish will like to forage and shelter under it.
Guava leaves can be added directly to the aquarium. It may take several days for them to sink. To speed up this process, they can be boiled briefly (5-15 minutes).
Advice: 1 leaf per 10-50 liters. Don't add too much at once. This can cause a fluctuation in the water values.
Contents: 10 pieces
Size: approx. 12-14cm
Premium quality. 100% natural product.
Keep dry. Unlimited shelf life.