Nettle Leaves for Shrimp
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Stinging Nettles (Urtica dioica) are a 'superfood' and 'powerhouse' for neocaridina shrimp, snails and crayfish. Stinging nettle leaves are quite palatable for shrimp, easily shredded and consumed. The benefits of nettles for shrimp are widely known, providing many important amino acids, Vitamins (A,C) and Minerals (Calcium, Folate) which improve the health and breeding success of your shrimp colonies..
Not for Human Consumption. Only for aquarium use.
Quantities: 32c dehydrated Nettle Leaves. Sizes range. This is a natural product, variation between leaves and botanicals is expected.
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These Botanicals are grown and harvested in pesticide-free environments. Supplement your shrimps diet with these once or twice a week.
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.
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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.
Atleast my shrimp do! Even saw my otos nibbling a little on the leaves as well. Highly recommend!
These nettles are my Amano Shrimp’s favorite food. They rush to eat these the minute they’re dropped into the tank. Usually I weight them down under a stick but if a piece floats to the surface they will hang out eating it from there.
All the pieces are in tact and a good size. I have not placed them in the tanks yet for the shrimp so not sure how they will like them, but I am certain they will enjoy them
These disappear in my aquarium & I noticed my amano took on unique green markings after eating a few. My shrimp are too shy to eat them during the day, but I’ll go to bed and when I wake up, the leaves have been munched away!! Excited to try them in a shrimp-only tank!!