These bark plates are made from the bark of the Sea Almond, also known as Catappa tree. This tree has active properties and releases tannins and saponins in the aquarium. Catappa is widely known as having the strongest antibacterial and antifungal effect.
The bark plates are a natural aquarium decoration and provide an ideal shelter for snails, shrimps, crayfishes and other aquarium inhabitants. You can include these plates as part of your aquascaping design.
When introduced in the aquarium, the Catappa bark plates will float before sinking to the bottom. This can be sped up by putting them in hot water for a few minutes. Since these plates release natural active ingredients, there is no need to introduce a large number of these plates.
Note: We sell this item by its weight since most catappa bark comes in different sizes. If you prefer to have a specific size, let us know in your order and we will try to meet the required minimum size for the requested quantity first and any remaining weight will be then added in separate pieces.