Why add Jackfruit Leaves to an aquarium?
Leaves and leaf litter are a good source of biofilm in fish tanks, and all shrimps love to graze on them. Having an assortment of leaf litter in your tank helps to ensure baby shrimp get through their first weeks. Microfauna and snails will eat them too.
Natural Jackfruit Leaves have been used by fish keepers to impart tannins into their fish tank water, much in the same way Catappa, Guava, or other leaves. Jackfruit contains phytonutrients, such as lignans, isoflavones, and saponins that have health benefits that are wide ranging.
Jackfruit leaves release tannins, and last longer than Catappa leaves in the aquarium. Jackfruit leaves have been found to have anti-parasitic, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, helping keep the water free from pathogens, resulting in healthier and stronger fish. Also relieves aquarium stress.
Photo credit(s): Ian Vargas