Lotus leaves are widely sought as a food supplement for aquarium invertebrates (snails, shrimps, crabs, etc.) Over a period of a few weeks, a biofilm will also develop on the submerged leaves’ surface thus providing even more food opportunities. Snails and shrimps love to forage on lotus leaves.
The leaves are quite large. We tend to cut the leaves into smaller pieces before serving them to the shrimps or snails. There is no need to remove the leaf as shrimps and snails tend to return to the leaf over a period of time to consume it.