With our Catappa leaves you can take care of your fish, shrimp and other aquarium inhabitants in a natural way. The Catappa (also known as Ketapang, Almond, Terminalia or sea almond tree leaves), simultaneously serve as a water purifier for freshwater aquariums.
The substances in the Catappa leaves (tannins) stimulate a compaction of the mucous membrane. Due to the compaction of the mucous membrane, the skin is better protected and the colors of the fish come out better. In addition, Catappa also contributes to more well-being and vitality.
When placed in the aquarium, catappa leaves will slowly break down, releasing tannins that turn the water yellow or brown. These tannins can lower the pH of the water and are said to kill bacteria and fungi, which is useful for vulnerable fish. The dark color of the water muffles the light and mimics the natural habitat of many fish, which can help reduce stress. This is why many aquarists use the leaves in their tanks.
With our Catappa leaves you have a suitable product in your hands for taking care of the aquarium water in a natural way. In addition, the Catappa leaves are a beautiful decoration for the aquarium and terrarium.
The leaves do not need to be processed before they can be used. The dry leaves sink after a few days (1-2) and after a few days will suck up water after which they sink to the bottom. After this, the active substances will be released. This process takes two to three weeks, after which you can place a new leaf in the aquarium. You can leave the leaves in the aquarium as they also serve as a popular snack. Shrimp, catfish, L numbers, etc. love the leaves and scrape them off.
The leaves are picked directly from the tree, cleaned, smoothed and then dried in the sun. If you keep the Catappa leaves dry, they have an almost unlimited shelf life.
Catappa leaves in summary:
A quality Catappa leaves for freshwater aquariums.
Natural Care of the Ph.
Promotes breeding fish.
Supplementary food for shrimps, lobsters and L numbers.
Compacting effect mucous membrane.
Improved fish color and vitality.
Care of fish and invertebrates.
Use: approx. 1 leaf per 40 liters of water (15 leaves per package).