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Orange platy fish in a clear water botanical method aquarium at Betta Botanicals.
Orange platy fish in a clear water botanical method aquarium at Betta Botanicals.
A vivarium for tree frogs with leaf litter at Betta Botanicals.
A vivarium for tree frogs with leaf litter at Betta Botanicals.
Brown texas oak leaf litter being added to a boiling pot of water at Betta Botanicals.
Brown texas oak leaf litter being added to a boiling pot of water at Betta Botanicals.
Dark tinted aquarium water with leaf litter and seed pods and a brown betta fish at Betta Botanicals.
Dark tinted aquarium water with leaf litter and seed pods and a brown betta fish at Betta Botanicals.

Building Ecosystems With Sustainably-Sourced & Sustainably-Packaged Leaf Litter & Botanicals

Texas Live Oak Leaves Are Back!

Our favorite leaf for vivariums and botanical aquariums is fresh from the forest - ready to build a nano blackwater tank or feed the isopod cultures of your dart frog enclosure. We offer 12 oz and 32 oz quantities in our fully home compostable packaging! From the forests, to you!

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Product Description: Live Oak Leaves for aquariums and bioactive enclosures are one of our favorite leaves because of their small size, high tannin content, and durability. A perfect leaf for your small aquarium to maintain scale and add detail. Live Oak leaves are a great beginner botanical because they break down slowly,... Read More

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Build Better Ecosystems With Our BioActive Leaf Litter & Aquatic Botanicals

Place your critters back into nature and witness them like you've never seen before! Hover over a dot to explore our leaf litter & botanicals in action...

A boiling pot of leaf litter and bark for botanical aquariums at Betta Botanicals.

Cutch Tree Bark (2oz)

$18.00

Cinnamon Bark - Grade A+ True Ceylon Cinnamon

$12.00
$14.00

Shingles Live Oak Leaf Litter

From $7.00 - $16.00
A betta imbellis swims in dark tannin stained water and has extended its gill plates to flare at a red flare stick at Betta Botanicals.

Betta Fish Flare Stick

$8.00

Betta Tea™ - Blackwater Botanical Tea Bags

$24.00
An orange and black newt rests on brown leaf litter in the water at Betta Botanicals.

Shingles Live Oak Leaf Litter

From $7.00 - $16.00

Bamboo Leaf Litter

$8.00
A dark brown and black cocoa pod from South America for botanical aquariums at Betta Botanicals.

Cocoa Pods

From $4.50 - $15.00

King Pod - Sapucaia Seed Pods - Peruvian Blackwater Botanicals

$16.00
A sapucaia pod and rasamala root in a botanical method aquarium at Betta Botanicals.

King Pod - Sapucaia Seed Pods - Peruvian Blackwater Botanicals

$16.00

Borneo Rasamala Root

From $18.00 - $23.00
A tree frog in a bioactive enclosure with green moss and brown leaf litter at Betta Botanicals.

Shingles Live Oak Leaf Litter

From $7.00 - $16.00
Ben Peterson, owner of Betta Botanicals, packs aquarium botanicals into boxes at Betta botanicals HQ.

Ecosystems. Sustainability. Inclusion.

We are enthusiasts just like you, building and advocating for better ecosystems. We are not your average aquatics brand, nor are we just for bettas; we curate premium natural products for an immense variety of creatures, big and small, vertebrates and invertebrates. We pride ourselves not only in our products, but in our home-compostable product packaging too. If you crave to learn more about building actual ecosystems, click below!

A rabbit snail eating biofilms on aquarium botanicals (alder cones) inside a botanical method aquarium by Betta Botanicals, for blackwater aquariums, and aquarium biotopes.

Top 5 Aquarium Botanicals for Beginners

Step into the realm of aquarium botanicals for beginners and our top aquarium botanical recommendations. The use of materials like magnolia leaves, alder cones, and catappa leaves can be done by anyone, and at any stage in the aquarium hobby. This resource is here to help walk you down the right path, and spark curiosity about this fantastic community and niche of the hobby.

How to Collect Your Own Aquarium Botanicals

Aquarium botanicals provide refuge, foraging sites, spawning grounds, and enrichment to the life of fish, reptiles, and amphibians. They provide an enhanced ecosystem which replicates their natural habitat and improves their natural behaviors. Our guide on how to safely collect your own is a great resource to learn how to do it safely.

A botanical aquarium with a wild betta hendra swimming above aquarium botanicals by Betta Botanicals, for betta fish tanks, blackwater aquariums, and biotope aquariums.