Alder cones are very similar to Indian Almond Leaves and act in a similar way. The cones are beneficial to shrimp, bettas, Apistogrammas and Corydoras species for their healing properties and ability to lower the pH.
- Provides natural food source for shrimps.
- Anti-fungal properties to help fight off Infection
- Releases tannin into the water which contains healing properties.
- Helps lower the pH in water.
- Creates hiding places to reduce stress of baby shrimps.
- Approximately 0.5" - 1.0" in size.
Before using the alder cones in your aquarium, we recommend soaking them in fresh water for a few days to let them become waterlogged and to leach off some of the tannins. Then, you can place them on the bottom of your aquarium as a functional and aesthetic substrate enhancer, or place them into a filter sock and use them simply as a filter media to help foster "blackwater" conditions in your aquarium.
Please take the time to boil or soak all botanicals prior to using them, to reduce the possibility of problems. Always go slow when introducing any botanicals into your systems, so you can judge the effect they have on your fishes and plants.
All of our aquatic botanicals are intended for ornamental aquarium or terrarium use only. They are not intended for human consumption. DO NOT INGEST!
Due to natural variations of alder cones, each one will appear different. The photo is a representation of what to expect.