Zoo Med Aquarium Leaf Litter

Zoo Med Laboratories, Inc

  • $6.99
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Zoo Med’s Aquarium Leaf Litter is the perfect new addition to your aquarium’s décor!

Adding leaf litter to your aquarium (and replenishing as necessary) allows you to:

  • Enrich and add interest to your fish’s lives by providing new grazing sites, more cover from light, and places to explore
  • Diversify their food source as fish graze on the leaves’ biofilms or the leaves themselves
  • Recreate your fish’s natural wild habitat
  • Wow your houseguests with a beautiful piece of nature right inside your home!

Jackfruit leaves (Artocarpus heterophyllus) sink to the bottom of your tank within 1-2 days to create cover and areas to explore for curious fish. Leaves will grow a biofilm of naturally occurring microorganisms, a perfect first food source for fry or other aquatic pets like shrimp. Larger fish may also eat the leaves directly. Leaf litter may add tannins to your tank, softening the water and reducing pH for keepers who need to maintain specific water parameters.

Beautiful brown whole leaves add a naturalistic element to your tank’s décor, perfect for keepers looking to build a biotope aquarium or elevate their current scape.


Rinse leaves thoroughly then add them to your aquarium. Leaves will sink in 1-2 days. Since these are a natural product, they will vary in tannic composition. If desired, soak leaves in warm water before adding to your tank to remove some of the tannin content. Be sure to replenish leaves as they are broken down and consumed by your tank’s inhabitants.

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