Texas Live Oak Leaf Litter
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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, provide a lot of tannins, and you can use them in any size aquarium. To see an example, you can visit our Betta Hendra aquarium where we use them all over the substrate to create hiding spaces for the fish. They add a soft yellow/light brown tint to the water and create a more interactive aquarium for your fish.
Not for Human Consumption. Preparation Required.
Quantities: available in 2 ounces by weight, 12 ounces by volume, and 6oz by weight, 32oz by volume. Sizes range. This is a natural product, and variation between leaves and botanicals is expected.
Aquarium Botanical Location: North America.
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.
So many leaves! SO MANY! I’m so pleased with this.
Always a must have here in my home as they're great for just simple leaf litter in my gecko enclosure to leaf litter layering the bottom of my tanks!
Part of my top 3!
I know these leaves are meant for bettas, but I bought a few bags for my corn snake vivarium and I'm glad I got them! My snake has been very interested in the leaves: tunneling through them, tasting them diligently, and sitting underneath the piles I've made. It also makes the room smell mildly sweet/woodsy which I find pleasant. I will definitely buy more once these break down.