Indian Almond Leaves, Ketapang Leaves, Catappa Leaves, Tropical Leaves, Sweet Almond Leaves, Wild Almond Leaves, Sea Almond Leaves.
Our Indian Almond Leaves are naturally fallen and are collected within 24 hours. Secondly, each leaf has been put through a hygienic cleaning process.
Furthermore, in South-East Asia they use Ketapang leaf Catappa Indian almond leaves for multiple benefits like:
Providing a natural growth media for mycelium that contains crude protein, amino acid, crude fat, crude cellulose, chitin and polysaccharide which are beneficial for shrimps’ health & growth
Also, naturally reduces PH & helps in recreating the underwater habitat of Southeast Asia & South America which benefits many tropical fish including Angelfish, Barbs, Betta, Guppy, Killifish etc.
Natural Tannin for antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
- Help to reduce the chance of bacterial infections and improve aquarium animals’ health.
- Help to prevent parasites.
- Help to stimulate the reproduction rate of aquarium animals.
- Relieves aquarium stress of fish and shrimps. Stress is one critical factor that leads to a high mortality rate of aquarium animals.
- Mimics the natural habitat of fish and shrimp. Make them feel like living in their natural environment.
- Prevents fungus from forming on the eggs of fish which greatly improves survival rates.
- Help to accelerate the colour of your fish.
- Help to adjust the pH of the water.
- Conditions the water for Betta’s breeding and hardening of scales.
Application for USE…
Recommend to use 3-4 leaves 150mm or 6″ in size per 50L of water.
If your leaves are smaller or bigger, you need to adjust the figures accordingly.
In addition, the dosages below are based on 180-200mm (7-8 inch) leaves.
Using 2 leaves per 50L (13 gallons) of water is recommended but be prepared to adjust the dosage to suit your particular fish.
Some Betta keepers routinely use 2 leaves per 15L (4 gallons) of water in their everyday tanks.
Other Betta breeders use 1 leaf per 20L (5 gallons) of water in breeding tanks.
In fry rearing tanks, using 1 leaf per 40L (10 gallons) of water is recommended.
General Indian Almond Leaves Usage:
All Aquariums – 5 pcs per 20 L of water
Betta Fish Breeding – 10 pcs per 15 L of water
Fry/Baby Fish Rearing – 6 pcs per 40 L of water
Discus, Bettas, Gouramis, Killifish, Tetras, Angelfish, Dwarf Cichlids, Corydoras, Piecostumus, Rasboras, Shrimps and many more.
Leaf rectangle will normally float for 2-3 days before sinking. Dosages are a guide only and Aquarists can tailor them based on aesthetics and water colouration. As a result, the leaves will cause water to turn clean amber (weak tea) in colour due to tannins which are natural and healthy for fish.
Finally, Indian Almond Leaves is only one of the many products we are proud to offer at Aquatic Live Food. Check out our website for many more exciting products in-store!