SunGrow Giant Catappa Leaf (10 leaves) For FreshWater Live Fish Betta Discus Arowana Breeding Aquarium Tanks


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Scientific Name: Terminalia Giant Catappa Leaves Common Name: Indian Almond Leaves, Tropical Almond Leaves, Sweet Almond Leaves, Wild Almond Leaves, Sea Almond Leaves, Catappa Leaves, Java Almond Leaves, Ketapang Leaves. We hand picked the leaves from live pesticide-free Catappa trees. The thick and matured leaves are sanitized & sun-baked for 3 days to produce the highest grade product for your beloved fishes. Preparing and sorting these leaves need plenty of time and dedication. Smell them and be amazed by the fragrance. Indian almond leaves have been widely used by Asian breeders of tropical fish (Angel fish, Arowanas, Cardinals, Corydoras, Discus, Betta etc) to stimulate breeding and promote health and vitality in tropical fish. They love it! We have feedback from customer that her betta is making bubble nest immediately after she placed the first leaf into her tank. Shrimps like to feed on the nutricious leaf after it softens in water. You can add the leaf directly into the tank or may be boiled and the extract to be added into the tank. Other Benefits -Simulate black water condition which is the natural environment for the tropical fish and shrimps. -Cure sick fish of bacterial infections and to help speed up healing of damaged fins or body injuries. However it is not a magic “cure-all”, especially when dealing with diseases like dropsy, velvet etc. think of it as more of a preventative medicine. -Enhance fertility of fishes -Contain humic acids and tannins which have anti-bacterial & anti-fungal properties. -Contains chemical that will bind with ammonia in the water. -Contains calcium needed to activate the muscles and to develop strong bones, teeth and scales. -Enhances the natural color of the fish -Lowers the pH of the water and absorbs harmful chemicals. -Adds essential trace elements to the water. -Recommended for all fresh water fishes kept in small containers without filters, specially during transportation.

  • You do not really need to change the leaves until they begin to disintegrate in about 3 weeks to a month. In fact, if you have shrimps or plecos, they will devour them when they start to disintegrate.
  • If you have other pet such as frog, tarantula or any other type of terrarium, these organic pesticide-FREE leaves are the BEST OF THE BEST Leaf Litter available on the market.
  • The Catapap Leaves simulate Tropical country Water and Soil Condition that your pet live in the wild!
  • You are winning 10 pcs of sun baked organic catappa leaves. These magic leaves are used by aquarium/terrarium pet breeder worldwide. Ketapang or Sea Almond or Indian Almond or Terminalia catappa leaves are known to most, if not all Asian breeders of blackwater tropical fishes, to be one of the best water conditioners to promote healing and breeding. They are known to have anti-bacteria and anti-fungal properties. Bettas are known to be induced to spawn by just putting a few of the leaves into their tank. Fish suffering finrot or injuries (such as spawning injuries) will definitely benefit from having the leaves in their quarantine tank. But they can be used for the usual aquariums too. When soaked in water these leaves will leach a strong brown dye that is full of organic acids like humic acids and tannic acids. These may be useful for inhibiting many types of bacteria as well as to detoxify harmful heavy metals found in the aquarium. It is no wonder that these leaves are often called “Miracle Leaves”
  • If you are using the leaves for a larger tank (say, for tetras, gouramis, arrowanas, apistos, plecos, or shrimps), I would recommend putting 2-3 large (or 4-6 small) leaves for every 25 gallons (100 litres). Simply put the leaves into your aquarium. After 1-3 days, if your leaves are completely soaked, they will be water-logged and sink. Apart from their benefical effects on the water, they will tan the water slightly (to a clear amber) and provide a very natural stream-bottom look to your aquarium. How many leaves to use? Well, the simple answer is: As many as you like. But the more leaves you put the darker will be the water and the lower the PH will be (though it is unlikely to drop below 6.0). You can even use the leaves as the substrate in the tank together with bog wood or a tree stump with roots to create a fantastic Amazon look for blackwater fishes. But as a rule of thumb, you may want to use a couple of small leaves or half to a quarter of a large leaf for a 1 gallon (4 litre) betta tank. If you are spawning the bettas, I would recommend sinking one or more leaves (for the female to hide in) and allowing at least one leaf to float. The male betta will probably build its nest under the floating leaf! With the bubble-nest pushing up the leaf, it will float for long enough for the fries to hatch and become free swimming.