Add a Natural Touch to Your Aquarium with Mokha Pear Pods
Mokha Pods are one of the best hidden botanicals for your aquarium, terrarium, or vivarium! Hailing from India, the pod is actually the fruit capsule of the tree Shrebera swieteniodes. This tree has very hard, close grained wood and has become known as the "Weaver's Beam Tree" in its native region, being that its wood is commonly used in weaving because of it's strength. This pod has been popular in aquaria and vivariums for ages, like many other seed pods, this pod contains tannins, polyphenols, and flavonoids and these are all released into the water adding many beneficial properties. These pods range from 1.5" to 2.5" making them amazing for nano tanks and nano terrariums.
I recommend boiling these pods for at least 45 minutes if you're putting them into an aquarium to get the fibers of the pod to begin breaking down so that they will sink. You can also use this to remove some of the tannins from the product to prevent a pH "shock" from adding this product to your aquarium. They do not leach as much tannins as Catappa (Indian Almond) leaves or bark, however. These pods are very long lasting, sometimes lasting up to a year in an aquarium. They provide an amazing surface for biofilm to grow on and for biofilm grazers to graze on.
If you're looking to enhance the aesthetics of your aquarium, Mokha Pear Pods are a great option. These natural, aquarium-safe pods add a unique touch to any tank decor. They come in a pack of 4, making it easy to add multiple pods to your aquarium.
All three Green Jade Mystery Snails were dead. I opened the box and floated their bag in my aquarium for about an hour. Opened bag and allowed them to sink to the bottom. After about 30 hours on the bottom it was obvious they were DOA! Last time I will try to purchase online with live product.