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Dry Indian Almond Leaves imported from Malaysia
WHAT IS IT?
Dry Ketapang, Catappa or known as Sea or Indian Almond Leaves
WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?
>> For lowering pH level in the freshwater aquarium
>> Active against parasites and bacteria on the fish, especially Bettas
>> Prevents fungus forming on the eggs of the fish
>> Cure torn fins and tails
>> Best use as water softener
>> Best substitute as black water extract
>> Contains properties that help in making Bettas healthier
>> Help build great bubble nest
>> Induces spawning
HOW IS IT USED?
Depending on the capacity of your aquarium, a bigger tank will need a larger piece of dry ketapang leave to keep with. For a standard guideline, I personally use about a 5cm x 5cm size of dry Ketapang leaf for a half a gallon (2 litre) water tank. This also means I use one full-grown and dry Ketapang leaf for a few Betta tanks with similar capacity. If you want to cure rotten fins (or tails), you will need to crumble a big portion of the dry leaf before keeping it in the water. This will allow the crumbled dry leaf to release properties that cure the body and fins (or tails) of your Betta. I even use this method to help my Bettas get back in their perfect flaring shape. If you want to induce spawning, keeping dry leaves in the Betta tank is a must. Once the male has built its bubble nest, place an uncrumbled piece of dry leaf on top of the bubble nest before any breeding pair mates and releases their eggs.
WHAT ARE KETAPANG LEAVES GOOD FOR?
>> Bettas / Fighting fish
>> Black water fish
>> South American Biotope