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Indian Almond Leaves Large - 10 Pack

You will be receiving ten (10) large Indian almond leaves also known as catappa leaves. These leaves are an essential part of breeding and keeping freshwater shrimp. Although, they are also beneficial to bettas, Apistogrammas and Corydoras species for their healing properties and ability to lower the pH. 

Key Features:

  • Provides Natural Food Source for Ornamental Shrimp
  • Releases Tannin into the water which contains Healing Properties 
  • Lowers the pH slightly
  • Anti-fungal Properties to help fight off Infection
  • Creates Additional Hiding Places to Reduce Stress of Aquarium Inhabitants 

More Information:

When asked, “What is the most essential part to a successful shrimp tank?” we will always respond with three key factors: leaf matter, java moss, and a piece of driftwood. As far as leaf matter goes, there are many options. We have been using Indian Almond Leaves (IAL) exclusively in our tanks since 2010. We have experienced their benefits, including antibacterial properties, antifungal properties, additional hiding places and most importantly a constant food source for shrimplets.

Often times, hobbyists will use Indian Almond Leaves to simulate black water conditions. They do this to simulate the natural environment of the specific shrimp or fish that is being kept. IAL's help lower the Ph in aquariums due to the release of humic acid and tannins into the water column (this will change the color of the aquarium water). Tannins are what will help fight and sometimes treat both bacterial and fungal problems in the aquarium. Some say, IAL are a great source of calcium as well and will aid in the fertility of the shrimp or fish.

With all this being said, Flip Aquatics will continue to use Indian Almond Leaves in the future year as an essential part of breeding shrimp. Also, Indian Almond Leaves do have many common names including: Ketapang Leaves, Tropical Almond Leaves, Sweet Almond Leaves, Wild Almond Leaves, Sea Almond Leaves, Catappa Leaves, etc.

Customer Reviews

Based on 117 reviews
Alkem Gilbert
Awesome product!!!

My shrimp loves these almond leaves. Ready to get my Bettas to breeding. Thanks so much!!!

Large Indian Almond Leaves

The leaves arrived quickly and in excellent condition, and I look forward to using them in a new shrimp-containing aquarium or two later this year.

Tammy Bunker

We love our shrimp, we have ordered twice. These shrimp are wonderful they are healthy and so much fun to watch. We plan to order more!

Karl Hecky
Indian Almond leaves 10 pk

I received my almond leaves today and they are in perfect shape and quality. These leaves are big enough to where I can cut them in half to use in my 10 gal tank so I'm very happy about that. Definitely recommend these leaves if you are raising shrimp. Flip Aquatics is the place, awesome service and great bunch of people.
Thank you.

Drew Hoffman
Indian Almond Leaves

A perfectly good set of leaves. I think I might prefer catappa but that's personal preference. They arrived quickly, are a nice size, and make both my betta and cories happy :)