Coconut Shell Cave Hut
The Coconut Shell Cave Hut is ideal decor for blackwater tanks as well as many other setups, providing shelter to fry and small species of shrimp, crabs, crayfish, snails, and fish while maintaining a natural look in the aquarium. It also serves as an ideal growth medium for biofilm and diatoms, both of which are key food sources to countless aquatic animal species, including shrimp and other invertebrates as well as fish. It is an ideal spawning site and shelter for many popular fish species such as dwarf cichlids and plecos.
The Coconut Shell Cave Hut also has mild buffering qualities. As it slowly decomposes, it releases tannins (tercatin, punicalin, punicalagin) that slightly lower the pH of the aquarium at a gradual rate. This is particularly beneficial for aquatic animals that require acidic, low-pH water. The Coconut Shell Cave Hut can also be used in high-pH setups as well, especially when its pH-lowering quality is counteracted with pH-raising decor such as lace rock and dried coral.
Approximate Measurements: 5 inch (12.7 cm) diameter, 1.5 - 2 inch (3.8 - 5 cm) height