Sterculia pods are woody pods from the Sterculia foetida tree. The tree grows in the jungles of Southeast Asia. Once the pods fall from the tree, they are collected. In the aquarium, they can be used as a natural shelter. The size is about 10 cm.
Fish such as dwarf cichlids need hiding places. Especially when imitating a natural biotope, the use of natural decoration materials is important. Botanicals such as Sterculia pods are ideal for this. Placing one or more Sterculia pods on the bottom creates a natural atmosphere and several hiding places.
In the shrimp aquarium, the pods can also serve as a pleasant hiding place. Shrimp can retreat to it and hide in the shade. The pods release substances into the water that calm fish and shrimp. Less stress will provide more beautiful colors and better growing results. Numerous infusoria will live on the woody material. Shrimp and fish can eat this for a natural, healthy meal.
Like other botanicals for the aquarium, Sterculia pods also release tanins into the water. The release will be slow and over a long period of time. This can cause a tea-like color to the water. In accordance with a tea bag, the discolouring effect will also gradually weaken with botanicals.
100% natural product
Each pod is unique and varies in shape, color and texture
Size 10cm opening
Slightly lowering pH
Lasts a long time
- Sterculia pods have great buoyancy. It takes 1-2 days for them to sink. To speed up sinking, they can be boiled for an hour, maybe a little longer. This allows them to fill up with water faster.