10 Catappa Leaves

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  • 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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 305 reviews
Melinda M. (Bemidji, MN, US)
Tetra heaven!

I mainly bought these for the many tetra fish that I have and seem to enjoy them, adds the acidity that my local water does not have!

Pete R. (Talent, OR, US)
Catappa leaves

Came as nice big fully intact leaves. The mini crawfish and african frogs love them.

Caroline (Sandpoint, ID, US)
My shrimp love them!

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!!!

TiffanyTK (Washington, MO, US)
Catappa leaves

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

Elena K. (San Jose, CA, US)
Good leaves

I use lots of botanicals in my tanks, catappa leaves ones of them and my shrimp, ottos, plecos love them!