Indian Almond Leaves & Catappa Leaves (Small)
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Indian Almond Catappa Leaves (Terminalia catappa) are great for aquariums of smaller size, their beneficial health and aquarium properties are just the same as the large ones we offer. The scientific literature shows that Indian Almond Leaves can help reduce the risk of many mild infections while improving the immune system of fish. From an ecological perspective, they also create a fantastic surface for algae eaters, snails, and shrimp to pick at as supplemental nutrition. They release many beneficial compounds in addition to tannins, which mimic our fish's natural environment.
Not for Human Consumption. Preparation Required.
Quantities: 20c small Indian Almond Leaves & Catappa Leaves. Sizes range from 3" to -6" aquarium leaves. This is a natural product, and variation between leaves and botanicals is expected.
Aquarium Botanical Location: Indonesia.
It entirely depends on your water chemistry. Soft water will allow the botanicals to lower your pH more than if you have medium or hard water. At Betta Botanicals HQ our tap water is Very Hard, ( 350+ppm) and we do not notice a change in water pH unless using Alder Cones or Macaranga leaves.
White growths are the colonization of biofilms and fungi in the aquarium. We call this the 'goo phase' and it is totally natural. Botanicals are fuel for the ecosystem and the populations of bacteria and fungi will naturally rise and fall.
100% yes. Our botanicals are for aquariums terrariums, vivariums and all natural enclosures.
We DO NOT recommend using botanicals that these fish can ingest. Botanicals like casuarina cones, small alder cones, and live oak are not suited for these animals. Large aquarium leaves like Indian almond, loquat, and jackfruit are preferred.
We recommend letting aquarium leaves and seed pods entirely break down into beneficial detritus. You can absolutely remove them after they don’t release tannins anymore, you just don’t get all potential benefits of leaving them in the aquarium.
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Live plants ship Mondays and Tuesdays for orders received by 9pm PST on the previous day. Live plants are shipped via USPS Priority Mail or Fedex Express 2Day. Live arrival is guaranteed as long as you follow the DOA Policy below.
Live plant orders are only shipped on Mondays and Tuesdays to prevent them from being held over the weekend at the post office. This means it could take 6 days for your order to ship (live plant orders placed monday evenings after 9pm, ship the following Monday morning). Orders containing only botanicals will ship within 1-4 business days. Thank you!
We strongly recommend following the botanical preparation instructions. These instructions ensure that any 'potential contaminants' are removed if they find their way onto your leaves, bark, and seed pods.
My all time fav!
These leaves were perfect for my 20 gallon long. The large ones are just too big an I don’t like breaking them up. My Corys likes to hide in little catalpa leaf caves. Shipping was quick.
I own 2 sororities of female bettas. I’ve always been skeptical about buying online but I’ve been following BettaBotanicals for some time & decided to give them a try as I can’t find IAL locally. To my delight shipping was quite fast & the package showed up in good condition. My girls LOVE them & it tints the water perfectly! A few of my bettas are super sensitive to water changes and with the leaves I’ve noticed way less stress.
I am 100% happy & satisfied buying from BettaBotanicals and will definitely be returning when I run out!
Quality products and shipping is fantastic!