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The native mussel species Unio pictorum - also called painter's mussel - is an ideal support for the pond filter. It can reach an amazing size of 20 cm and reliably filters for algae in the pond water. For this reason, it is a sought-after pond inhabitant by passionate pond owners and can live up to 15 years.
Remarkable biological filter
The pond mussel Unio pictorum primarily filters green suspended algae from the water. It is also worth noting that by consuming the algae, the mussel also removes substances from the pool water that are not normally food for the mollusk. Up to one cubic meter of water, or 1,000 liters per day, can be filtered by an adult pond mussel. It is an efficient addition to the regular filtration system. As a biological filter, it contributes to clear and clean pond water. How high the filtering efficiency is depends crucially on the water quality. When it pauses and digests, it prefers to bury itself in the sand.
Tips for keeping the pond mussel Unio pictorum
One pond mussel per cubic meter can be used in a natural pond. If the fish pond is heavily polluted and the food supply is therefore very high, two pond mussels per cubic meter are also possible. A sand layer of about ten centimeters is required so that the animals can burrow in. If there is a high fish stocking, there should be resting zones for the mussels. The hard shell can be damaged, especially by larger koi. However, the presence of fish is essential for their reproduction. For hibernation, the mussels retreat to the deep water zones, which is why the pond should be at least 80 cm deep.
Our plant recommendation: Use for planting NatureHolic InVitros. These are free of snails, planarians and other unwanted co-inhabitants. Also free of algae spores, bacteria and fungi.
Expert Tip: We recommend for fish keeping the NatureHolic 3 Phase Liquid. The care set offers the best all-round protection for your animals. It ensures optimal conditions for successful breeding and keeping.
Size: 14-18 cm
- Item no: 6130
- EAN No.: 7427061490619
Alles bestens , wurde sog...
Alles bestens , wurde sogar benachrichtigt dass die Muscheln erst nach dem Feiertag und Wochenende verschickt werden (Christi Himmelfahrt ) Danke
Tier waren artgerecht ver...
Tier waren artgerecht verpackt in einer Thermobox.
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