• Hello guest! Are you an Apistogramma enthusiast? If so we invite you to join our community and see what it has to offer. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's a great place for Apisto enthusiasts to meet online. Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your fish and tanks and have a great time with other Apisto enthusiasts. Sign up today!

leaf matter

nathan_man08

New Member
Messages
1
hello everyone! i just have a few questions.

can i use Prunus cerasifera leaves in a tank? what about sweetgum? ive looked all over the internet and i cant find an answer. i dont really want to test it out if its actually poisonous.


TIA
 

MacZ

Well-Known Member
Messages
2,902
Location
Germany
Both should be fine, as in Prunus the poisonous parts are the seeds, while the sweetgum resin was used as chewing gum.
In both cases, make sure only to take brown, dead and fallen leaves. Any green or yellow colouration is not good for use in aquaria.

If you want to make sure only use species that are known to be safe.
 

Josh

Administrator
Staff member
5 Year Member
Messages
488
Location
Redlands, CA
Yeah I would be very careful here when experimenting with new plant leaves.
Maybe experiment on a betta tank or something similar and then try it on your big tank. I can't imagine coping with the loss if something happens!
 

Members online

Forum statistics

Threads
17,878
Messages
115,904
Members
12,997
Latest member
TheGjboz

Latest profile posts

EDO
Longtime fish enthusiast for over 70years......keen on Apistos now. How do I post videos?
Looking for some help with fighting electric blue rams :(
Partial updated Peruvian list have more than this. Please PM FOR ANY QUESTIONS so hard to post with all the ads poping up every 2 seconds….
我的英语很差,请原谅我!
Top