Bael Tree Pods
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Product Description: Joining the ranks of aquarium seed pods at Betta Botanicals is the Bael Tree Pod from the tropical tree Aegle marmelos. While these aquarium botanicals often come from South America, we are excited to supply these to you from Sri Lanka. They make incredible natural caves for apistogrammas, plecos, and betta fish. They are pretty robust, often called Stone Apples or Bitter Oranges, and have a very hard woody exterior. They will grow intense biofilms at the beginning of their journey in your blackwater aquarium, so either be prepared or give them a thorough initial boil.
Not for Human Consumption. Preparation Required.
Quantities: Available in 1c and 4c Bael Tree Pods. This is a natural product, and variation between leaves and botanicals is expected.
Aquarium Botanical Location: Sri Lanka.
It entirely depends on your water chemistry. Soft water will allow the botanicals to lower your pH more than if you have medium or hard water. At Betta Botanicals HQ our tap water is Very Hard, ( 350+ppm) and we do not notice a change in water pH unless using Alder Cones or Macaranga leaves.
White growths are the colonization of biofilms and fungi in the aquarium. We call this the 'goo phase' and it is totally natural. Botanicals are fuel for the ecosystem and the populations of bacteria and fungi will naturally rise and fall.
100% yes. Our botanicals are for aquariums terrariums, vivariums and all natural enclosures.
We DO NOT recommend using botanicals that these fish can ingest. Botanicals like casuarina cones, small alder cones, and live oak are not suited for these animals. Large aquarium leaves like Indian almond, loquat, and jackfruit are preferred.
We recommend letting aquarium leaves and seed pods entirely break down into beneficial detritus. You can absolutely remove them after they don’t release tannins anymore, you just don’t get all potential benefits of leaving them in the aquarium.
All products from Betta Botanical show live shipping rates from your prefered carrier. We offer FREE shipping on USA orders over $50. Aquatic Plants have an additional $8 charge as they require expedited shipping which is either USPS Priority Mail or FedEx 2Day, depending on your location. Wood has a Flat Shipping fee of $8. If an item has an assigned shipping $ value to it, this $ value is applied even when the order total qualifies for free shipping due to shipping costs, packing material, and time to carefully package your products.
Live plants ship Mondays and Tuesdays for orders received by 9pm PST on the previous day. Live plants are shipped via USPS Priority Mail or Fedex Express 2Day. Live arrival is guaranteed as long as you follow the DOA Policy below.
Live plant orders are only shipped on Mondays and Tuesdays to prevent them from being held over the weekend at the post office. This means it could take 6 days for your order to ship (live plant orders placed monday evenings after 9pm, ship the following Monday morning). Orders containing only botanicals will ship within 1-4 business days. Thank you!
We strongly recommend following the botanical preparation instructions. These instructions ensure that any 'potential contaminants' are removed if they find their way onto your leaves, bark, and seed pods.
These were surprisingly large. I’m happy to give my fish some more natural areas in which to hide or brood babies.
These are aweome, my chili rasboras peck at the biofilm on the all day long, and they’re so a
I ordered this just to see what it was. It is slightly ligher in color and very sturdy. I placed it in my Black Tiger Badis tank because he likes to hid and the shrimp have ripped a lot of the low plants up. I propped it against some driftwood so I am hoping it will create a nice space for him. So far the nerite snail has enjoyed it. Shipping was fast and packaging is great and guilt-free