Alder Cones are an excellent way to enhance the look of any naturalistic Terrarium, Vivarium or Aquarium!
These cones are an all natural water conditioning botanical. Alder cones have been used by fish and shrimp keepers for years to help reduce the PH levels and increase the tannins and humins of water. This will act as a natural fungicide and antibacterial, while also stimulating breeding of many fish. Shrimp enthusiasts love these little cones! The physical characteristics of cones attract a biofilm, providing an interesting foraging surface for the shrimp to feast on.
Alder cones are the catkins of black alder trees (Alnus glutinosa). These trees naturally occur in Europe but are also an introduced species in many parts of the United Stated and Canada.
Each 1 oz package contains approximately 50 alder cones.
Using Alder Cones in an aquarium:
Using Alder Cones to create a black water extract:
Due to the nature of this product there will be some variation in shape, size and colour.
Alder Cones are available for shipping in Canada Only