- Promotes Healing Naturally
- Adds Tint to Water
- Great for Bettas
Catappa leaves also known as Indian Almond Leaves come from the Terminalia catappa tree. They have chemical healing properties which may naturally help fight off mild bacterial, fungal or parasitic infections. Therefore, these leaves are great for many different types of livestock including bettas, shrimp, community fish and more.
In nature, Terminalia catappa leaves will fall into rivers and other bodies of water and will tint the water a rich brown 'tea' color as they break down. This is due to chemical compounds found within the leaves called tannins. For this reason, Catappa leaves are often used in blackwater setups to achieve deeper brown colored water and for leaf litter on the bottom.
Whether they’re floating or sink to them bottom, my shrimp love clinging to them and eating them! I also put some in a tank that had a BBA issue and it really seems to have helped, in my case :) These leaves have many great uses, and they look cool in the tank! AquariumCoop is the best!!!
Always big and clean leaves I put them straight in my tank and my Gouramis love the cover. Will only buy from Coop. Trustworthy, quality!! Thank you
I use lots of botanicals in my tanks, catappa leaves ones of them and my shrimp, ottos, plecos love them!
I’ve seen catappa leaves for sale at my local fish stores and they are extremely small and pricey. The co-op ones are a nice large size and you get 10! They fall to the bottom quickly and give off a lovely tea-colored hue to the water. Great product, great price, period.
All my animals love these leaves