Indian Almond Leaves Aquarium Botanical

Indian Almond Leaves Aquarium Botanical

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Indian Almond Leaves also known as Catappa Leaves. Indian Almond Leaves are commonly used for conditioning and care of Bettas, Shrimp, Crayfish. Catappa Leaves are an essential part of breeding and keeping live tropical freshwater pets. 

Aquarium hobbyists would use Indian Almond Leaves to simulate black water conditions. They do this to simulate the natural environment of the specific shrimp or fish that is being kept. IAL's help lower the Ph in aquariums due to the release of humic acid and tannins into the water column (this will change the color of the aquarium water). Tannins are what will help fight and sometimes treat both bacterial and fungal problems in the aquarium. Some say, IAL are a great source of calcium as well and will aid in the fertility of the shrimp or fish.

Indian Almond Leaves do have many other common names including: Ketapang Leaves, Tropical Almond Leaves, Sweet Almond Leaves, Wild Almond Leaves, Sea Almond Leaves, Catappa Leaves,

Due to the natural nature of this product we cannot guarantee it will look exactly as pictured *