The leaves of the Guava tree (Psidium guajava) provide many benefits for aquaria, including their well-documented antibacterial properties and their great value as a supplemental food source for ornamental shrimp.
Our Guava leaves are harvested after they have naturally fallen- an important point with Guava leaves- and will be depleted of chlorophyll, sugars, sap and etc.
Guava leaves dissolve much more slowly than other leaves, and will last longer before requiring replacement! They will leach some tannin into the water, but the coloration will not be nearly as pronounced as that created by Catappa leaves, for example.
- 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.