- 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.
I bought these catappa leaves to slowly lower the high PH in my tank. They are working like a charm. After adding two leaves two weeks ago, my PH levels have slowly dropped down. There's still work to be done but I am extremely pleased with the quality of the leaves and effectiveness.
I know not everyone likes these leaves in their aquariums due to the color of the water but from what I have read about them, they help create a very healthy environment for my fish. My fish have done well with my adding them to the tanks and I will continue to use them.
Received my Shrimp’s biofilm-factories in good time and at reasonable expense. Seems to be a hit with all the community so far
20 Catappa Leaves