Fish breeders secret to happy, healthy Betta fish. CaribSea Betta Leaf Indian Almond Leaf naturally conditions water by releasing tannins touted for their many health and biological benefits. Indian or Tropical Almond leaves (also known as Catappa or Ketapang leaves), prized by fish breeders worldwide, provide a simple, easy, and natural way to recreate soft-water habitats while providing additional "soft cover" shelter.
CaribSea Betta Leaf Indian Almond Leaf each measures approximately 1-3/4" x 3" long. 3-pack.
- The secret of tropical fish breeders worldwide
- Provides a comforting hide area
- Helps lower pH naturally
- Recreates conditions similar to natural betta habitat
- Encourages nesting and breeding behavior
- The perfect natural substrate for bubble nests
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Place one Betta Leaf in a small betta enclosure, simply float it on top of the water. You may notice many natural and healthy betta behaviors such as creating bubble nests, sheltering, and nibbling at the leaf. It is okay to leave the Betta Leaf in the tank or bowl once its begins to disintegrate and sinks to the bottom. Bettas and other fish will benefit from the release of natural tannins (you may notice the water turns a slight "tea" color, this is normal and similar to their natural habitat), as well as biological film that forms on the aged leaf.
Once the leaf mostly disintegrated, another leaf can be added with or without removing the old one. It is important to always do small, regular water changes and to maintain a water temperature of approximately 74 to 84 degree Fahrenheit.
Indian or Tropical Almond leaves, also known as Catappa or Ketapang leaves are used by fish breeders worldwide to recreate the natural environment of tropical fish and invertebrates such as bettas, tetras, corys, angelfish, discus, freshwater shrimp and other species that come from soft-water jungle or rice paddy habitats. The natural tannins released by these unusual leaves are touted for their many health and biological benefits, and the "soft cover" created by these leaves give your tropicals shelter similar to what would be found in their native ecosystem. These leaves can also be used as a forest floor substrate for arthropods, tropical reptiles and amphibians. Betta Leaf and the somewhat larger Jungle Leaf are the perfect addition to your tropical environment.
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