Zoo Med Betta Mopani Wood is a natural piece of African hardwood that helps create a more comfortable habitat for betta fish. Tannins in the wood give water a light brownish tint and lower pH, simulating the natural habitat bettas prefer and encouraging healthy behaviors.
- Creates "dark water" effect to simulate natural betta habitat
- Encourages natural behaviors such as bubble nesting
- Provides additional shelter to help reduce fish stress
- All natural African hardwood
Note: As this is a natural product, size and shape will vary from piece to piece.
Directions: This wood will naturally leach tannins when placed in your betta tank, giving the water a light-to-dark brown tint while lowering the pH. This will stimulate the bettas natural habitat, as wild bettas live in water tinted by decaying wood and leaves and with a lower pH. Should the water become too dark or brown, remove the Mopani wood and soak in a container of clean water, continually changing the water until the shade goes from dark brown to light brown or clear. If using a filter with your betta, you may also add carbon to the filter to remove the brown tint.