Our Dried Nettles are 100% Natural organic product.
Dried Nettles can be feed to invertebrates such as shrimps, snails, crabs and even armored catfish.
Benefits of nettles:
Nettles contain tannins, mineral salts, nutrients, especially vitamins A and C, iron, magnesium and potassium.
Stinging nettle is a powerhouse of nutrients with the dried leaves containing 40% proteins making them one of the highest known sources of protein in a leafy green, and of superior quality than many other green leafy vegetables, The fresh leaves contain vitamins A, C, D, E, F, K, P, and b-complexes as well as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin B-6, all of which were found in high levels, and act as antioxidants. Nettles have a high silicate which is helpful in the moulting of shrimps.
Sixteen free amino acids have been found in the leaves, as well as high silicte levels in the leaves, stems and roots. The leaves contain about 4.8 mg chlorophyll per gram of dry leaves, depending on whether the plant was grown in the sun or shade.
Take some dried cut nettles into a cup of hot water and soak for a few minutes, this will aid in the sinking of the nettles. Take the nettles out of the water and add to the aquarium.
No fixed dosage (start with a pinch and adjust accordingly.) The nettle leaves can be left in the tank over night.
Price per 10 gram bag