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Triton
01-07-2015, 04:06 PM
Mulberry Leaves $7.00 (10 leaves)
Natural food for all Dwarf Shrimps
High Minerals, Fiber and Vitamins
Helps to build shrimp shell
Aids the molting process
Nutrient analysis:
Protein 22.60%
Carbohydrate 42.25%
Fat 4.57%
Fiber 24.23%
Usage Instructions
1. Boil mulberry leaves in hot water for 5-10 minutes. Leave them to cool.
2. Place into the tank with shrimp.


Guava Leaves $7.00 (10 leaves)
Natural food for dwarf shrimp
Prevents bacteria vibrio that is the cause of many diseases for shrimp
Prevent and eliminate luminous bacteria in shrimp
100% organic cultivate (Please beware that some guava leaves come from commercial gardens and may have been sprayed with dangerous pesticides)
Usage Instructions
1. Boil about 10-15 minutes
2. Place into the tank with shrimp


Banana Leaves $7.00 (10 leaves)
Used to reduce the pH of the water
Relieve stress for tropical fish
Cure fish skin aliments and provide an anti-bacteria
Stimulates aquarium fish color
Great for breeding tanks as micro-organisms will grow on them and provide food for fry
Usage Instructions
1. Add directly to the tank as you would with Indian almond leaves
2. Another option is to add a few pieces of a leaf to a gallon of water, wait 1-2 days. Water will change to black water which can then be added to the tank (great for bettas)


Amaranth Leaves $8.00 (20 Leaves)
Excellent natural food source for shrimp
High in carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and minerals
Helps to maintain the shrimp exoskeleton
Aids in the moulting process
Usage Instructions
1. Boil mulberry leaves in hot water for 5-10 minutes. Leave them to cool.
2. Place into the tank with shrimp.


Catappa Leaves $6.00 (10 leaves) or $18.00 (50 Leaves)
Also known as Indian Almond Leaves
These leaves are 4-7 in length
Used to reduce the pH of the water
Relieve stress for tropical fish
Cure fish skin aliments and provide an anti-bacteria
Stimulates aquarium fish color
Great for breeding tanks as micro-organisms will grow on them and provide food for fry
Usage Instructions
1. Add directly to the tank as you would with Indian almond leaves
2. Another option is to add a few pieces of a leaf to a gallon of water, wait 1-2 days. Water will change to black water which can then be added to the tank (great for bettas)


Catappa Bark $10.00 (20 grams)
Differs from Catappa leave as the bark will immediately sink to the bottom of the tank.
It will gradually release nutrients for shrimps and fish.
Serves and habitats for shrimps.
The barks will soften if left soaking in water for over 5 days, which can then be a good shrimp food source.
Usage Instructions
Use 1 piece per 120 liters (30 gal) of water.
Boiling for approximately 5-10 minutes before dropping into the tank after it cools
Replace every 1-2 weeks.


Catappa Logs $20.00 (2 logs)
Rich in tanins
Provides a natural habitat for small fish, shrimp and other aquarium inhabitants
It will gradually release nutrients for shrimps and fish.
The barks will soften if left soaking in water for over 5 days, which can then be a good shrimp food source.
Usage Instructions
Use 1 log per 50 liters (13 gal) of water.
Boiling for approximately 5-10 minutes before dropping into the tank after it cools


Catappa Essence $22.00 (30ml)
1 Liter of catappa is made from over 2500 catappa leaves
Rich in nutrients such a vitamin C, vitamin B and Sodium Chloride
Helps heal injuries
Kills parasites
Reduces stress
Usage Instructions
Use 1ml or 10 drops per 50L (13g) of water.


Humic Black Water $17.00 (60ml)
Good source of nutrients essential for shrimp and plants
Increase shrimp survival ratio
Relieve stress for shrimp, encourage proper molting, enhance growth and reproduction
Helps maintain pH levels
Usage Instructions
Use 1ml or 10 drops per 25L (6g) of water weekly


Micro Active $17.00 (60ml)
Maintains active bacteria in the tank
Helps the digestive system and growth rate of shrimp
Usage Instructions
Use 1ml or 10 drops per 50L (13g) per water change.


Mineral Liquid $17.00 (60ml)
Encourages proper molting and enhances shrimps health
Nutrition supplement
Usage Instructions
Use 1 drop per 1L of water or 1ml per 5L of water to increase 1dGh
*This ratio works with RO water only, the results can vary depending on other types of water


Montmorillonite Powder $12.00 (50 grams)
Contains sufficient nutrients that encourage growth, health and survival rates of shrimp
Improves shrimps health and coloration
Minerals included Silicon (exoskeleton building), Magnesium (digestion and enzyme systems), Calcium (shell building and pH balance) and Sodium (improves shrimps osmoregution)
Usage Instructions
Mix 1-3 grams with 50-100 grams of food.


Montmorillonite Stone $11.00 (100 grams)
Contains sufficient nutrients that encourage growth, health and survival rates of shrimp
Improves shrimps health and coloration
Minerals included Silicon (exoskeleton building), Magnesium (digestion and enzyme systems), Calcium (shell building and pH balance) and Sodium (improves shrimps osmoregution)
Usage Instructions
Saturate with water for 30 minutes before putting it in the tank
Recommended to use 100g per 50-70L (13-18g) of water
Replace every 4-6 months


Bamboo Charcoal $6.00 (1 piece)
Releases negative ions which absorb waste in water
Release minerals such as calcium, potassium and magnesiam
Specially made aquarium safe by being produced at a temperature higher than 1000*C
Length: 2, Diameter: 1.5
Usage Instructions
Wash before use (do not sun dry)
Will sink in 7-10 days
1 piece per 20-25L (5-6g) for 1-2 months

Triton
01-12-2015, 03:37 PM
Got all but the bamboo charcoal in this weekend - tested some out... dang do these guys swarm the stuff lol

Compass
01-12-2015, 03:41 PM
Oh wow. Great line of products there. Now if I only had/was interested in shrimp. LOL

Slaphppy7
01-12-2015, 03:42 PM
Pics?....I never knew there was so much stuff for shrimp

Compass
01-12-2015, 03:44 PM
If you think people pamper their fish, you should see what the shrimp only guys do. It is insane!!! Hahahahaha

Triton
01-12-2015, 07:32 PM
Didn't snap any pics. But this is just the tip of the iceburg.

IMO tantora probably is the best when it comes to natural goods like these leaves and wood, however, I am working on 2 other complete lines of processed foods too.

Triton
01-27-2015, 04:18 PM
Someone that bought some of the Tantora off of me sent me this photo, just thought I'd share :)

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Triton
02-06-2015, 01:40 PM
Hey guys, I know many people are nervous about trying new stuff, Well I'm going to offer up a sample pack of the following leaves (all from Tantora), Mulberry (2), Guava (2), Banana (2), Catappa (2) and Amaranth (4). $7 per sample pack. If added to any plant order it will ship for no additional cost

Slaphppy7
02-06-2015, 02:04 PM
Sounds good to me, I'm going to be hitting you up for plants soon for a 10G build...wife wants a "beach/tropical" theme....do you sell miniature aquatic palm trees? :hmm3grin2orange:

Seriously, I'll need some ideas for plants to fit the theme..it will be medium light, sand substrate, no CO2, maybe root tabs

Triton
02-06-2015, 02:10 PM
lol. I think we can swing that

Slaphppy7
02-06-2015, 02:14 PM
Great, I'd appreciate the help...we'll be setting the tank up in the next few weeks, I'll get back with you

Triton
04-01-2015, 12:14 PM
The following was written by Julie Lightfoot. Check out her Facebook page, Shrimp and Scape.

Many of the shrimp we keep originate from mountain streams in South East Asia. These streams are often flanked by overhanging trees and bushes, so the shrimp’s natural environment contains lots of fallen leaf litter and plant material, which eventually settles on the stream bed. It is in these areas they are most concentrated. When large amounts of tannin rich plant material end up in a slow flowing river, they create a type of habitat commonly referred to as blackwater. As Part of the natural biodegrading process, these leaves quickly become covered in micro-organisms or biofilm (sometimes visible as a faint white slime film) and it’s this layer that the shrimp love to graze on. These biofilms are hugely beneficial to adult and especially baby shrimp as they help provide a balanced diet and being a complex mix of good bacteria, proteins and vitamins, they are extremely important in helping to build the shrimp’s immune system.

Dried leaves etc offer a surface that biofilm can quickly populate and thrive on.

When they soften and start to break down, the shrimp will eat the leaves etc right down to the skeleton, this provides a nutritional food source.

Benefits:

As well as providing biofilm and natural food, dried leaves also contain tannins and humic acids which leach into the water having beneficial properties including anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. They can help promote good health and color, stimulate breeding, reduce stress and aid in the molting process. Tannins are what give blackwater rivers their characteristic tea-color appearance and low pH value. Although the leaves will lower pH of your tank, you would need to use more than the standard dosage quantities recommend for shrimp tanks to have any real effect.

There are benefits to using more than one type of dried leaf in your tank at the same time. Some leaves provide different beneficial properties than others, they break down at different rates and so there will be a constant source of natural food in your tank and you are also providing a varied diet for your shrimp.

Why Dried Leaves?

It is better to use dried leaves that have fallen naturally from a tree. The reason for this is that these leaves will be depleted of chlorophyll, sugars, sap and etc through a natural process and as such will not decompose in the tank and foul the water, as fresh or wind fallen leaves might. Aslo the beneficial properties of the leaf litter comes from the tannins and humic acids that are naturally present in ‘dead’ leaves.

Selecting Leaves:

The main consideration when adding leaves to your tank is to ensure they are free from pollutants, pesticides, and/or harmful chemicals. Therefore leaves that have been specially prepared for aquatic use are best, as these are harvested well away from towns or city areas.



The following five paragraphs contain more information on the benefits of specific dried leaves.



Indian Almond Leaves / Catappa Leaves

Benefits of using IAL / Catappa leaves in your shrimp tank:

Creates a natural water environment for freshwater shrimp
Enhances the natural color
Provides biofilm grazing
Aids the molting process, helping reduce mortality rate during this stage
Contains acids and tannins which have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, preventing bacteria and diseases
Stimulates breeding
Relieves stress
Mildly reduces pH
Indian Almond Leaves / Catappa Leaves have also long been used in home remedies as well as in aquariums. They are used to treat a variety of ailments in a number of countries around the world, included scabies and leprosy in India, internal parasites in the Philippines and colic in South America. So they are widely recognized as possessing excellent medicinal properties.



Mulberry Leaves

Benefits of using Mulberry leaves in your shrimp tank:

Excellent source of natural food for shrimp
High in carbohydrate, fiber, vitamins and minerals
Helps to maintain shrimp exoskeleton
Aids the molting process
Mulberry leaves are essentially a food source to be fed as part of a varied diet. They soften quickly and will be devoured within a couple days.



Guava Leaves

Benefits of using Guava leaves in your shrimp tank:

Have anti-bacterial properties
Help to prevent diseases such as Vibrio and Luminous Bacteria
Great source of food for shrimp
Guava leaves soften much more slowly than other dried leaves and do not break down as quickly, therefore these leaves will not require replacing/removing as frequently.



Banana Leaves

Benefits of using Banana leaves in your shrimp tank:

Reduces the risk of bacterial and fungal outbreaks
Provides great natural cover
Provides biofilm grazing
Stimulates breeding
Relieves stress
Mildly reduces pH
Banana leaves have been used by tropical fish breeders in Asia to great effect for many years. However, they have only more recently become popular for aquatic use in Europe, the UK and USA.



Indian Almond Bark / Catappa Bark

Benefits of using IAL Bark / Catappa Bark in your shrimp tank:

Creates a natural water environment for freshwater shrimp
Enhances the natural color
Aids the molting process, greatly reducing mortality rate during this stage
Contains acids and tannins which have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties preventing bacteria and diseases
Stimulates breeding
Relieves stress
Reduces pH
IAL / Catappa Bark has strong healing and anti-bacterial properties and is used in many countries for medicinal purposes, such as in Mexico for asthma, Indonesia for rheumatic pain and Brazil as a folk remedy for fever and dysentery.

IAL/ Catappa Bark is more concentrated than the leaves and is a greater product for producing blackwater extract.



Alder Cones

Benefits of using Alder Cones in your shrimp tank:

Creates a natural water environment for freshwater shrimp
Provides biofilm grazing
Contains acids and tannins which have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties
Stimulates breeding
Relieves stress
Reduces pH
Alder cones break down at a slower rate than leaves so will not require replacing / removing as frequently.

Alder cones are widely available in many countries. If you collect your own, ensure they are collected away from pollutants and pesticides etc. Otherwise you should buy from a trusted seller.



There are a variety of other dried leaves that shrimp keepers can use to similar effect to those mentioned, such as fallen hardwood leaves like Oak or Ash or dried fruit leaves such as peach as a food source.

Again, the main consideration when adding dried leaves to your tank is to ensure they are free from pollutants, pesticides and/or harmful chemicals.

Most of the products mentioned above are available from the Tantora Shrimp Series range of natural food and water conditioning products.

This range of products offer a natural solution for shrimp keeping. Products are grown and harvested away from town or city areas so therefore free from pollutants.

These leaves are carefully selected, harvested and prepared for safe use in your shrimp tank.