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Indian Almond Leaves for aquarium

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Nowadays it is widespread the use of Terminalia catappa leaves, Indian Almond in our aquariums.

They are leaves of a tropical tree with Asian origin with leaves about 12 inches wide by 15 long.

It is a blade for use not only in aquariums, but medicine is used for treatment of dermatitis and other diseases in the countries from which this sheet.

Asian Betta breeders use these leaves to promote adaptation of fish in their small containers decreasing stress and counteracting some illnesses, including the most hated by betta breeders is the Saprolegnia.

We could say that the Saprolegnia is a fungus sticking covering our fish fins and showing a mess of fish.

However, recently it has been discovered that this illness is not a fungus, but belongs to the fungi kingdom, is closer to a seaweed that a fungus.

The truth is that it is a effective weapon and that is why it has spread throughout the aquarium, very introduced in discus fish breeding, shrimp freshwater aquarium, killies and others.

Indian Almond leaves loose in the water a lot of tannins that give the water an amber tone, reducing the stress of the tenants of our aquariums, especially the species most retracted.

In addition, by releasing these tannins act as lowering pH in your aquarium.

They are a source of infusoria for our fry and shrimp, and serve as support for bacterial colony aquarium, favoring the natural cycle of aquarium.

Getting them is easy, but we must be careful because there is a big price jump between them and other sites.

Ebay is a good place to get them, usually these sheets will last a month in our aquariums, at first not do anything, but when they are soft you will see how your shrimp are eating them up. It is a natural source of green algal blooms, leave as a legacy to his disappearance a new world full of life for our invertebrates.

 

 


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