Indian Almond Leaves, Ketapang Leaves, Catappa Leaves, Tropical Leaves, Sweet Almond Leaves, Wild Almond Leaves, Sea Almond Leaves.
Our Ketapang leaf Catappa Indian Almond Leaves are natural fallen. Our Indian Almond Leaves must be collected from falling leaves only and leaves are collected within 24 hours. Our Indian almond leaf is Premium Grade A+. Each leaf has been put through a hygienic cleaning process.
Good leaves should be red, yellow and brown in colour only. Indian almond leaves must be without fungus spots because fungus spots can tell us that Indian Almond Leaves have fallen for a long time before collection.
In South-East Asia they use Ketapang leaf Catappa Indian almond leaves with multiple benefits.
- Tannin for antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
- Help to reduce the chance of bacterial infections and improve aquarium animal’s health.
- Help’s to prevent parasites.
- Help’s to stimulate reproduction rate of aquarium animal.
- Relieves aquarium stress of fish and shrimps. Stress is one critical factor which leads to a high mortality rate of aquarium animals.
- Mimic’s 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’s to accelerate the colour of your fish.
- Help’s 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.
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 to 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 Leaf 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 it based on aesthetics and water colouration. The leaves will cause water to turn clean amber (weak tea) in colour due to tannins which is natural and healthy for fish.