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Pro Shrimp Indian Almond Leaves (10 leaves - Medium size)


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Medium Indian Almond Leaves (13-18cm) Pack of 10 - also called Catappa Leaves!

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Pro Shrimp's comment: Leave litter is the best source of biofilm in our tanks. Big and small shrimps love to graze on it. Supplying enough leaves improves the number of baby shrimp that get through their first weeks. Leaves are a fantastic holiday food as well. Additionally the tannins have antibacterial properties. Adding too many leaves can colour the tank water to a light yellow or brown. These are the tannins and it's perfectly healthy. If you don't want too much tannins in the water, you can soak the leaves for 1-2 days before putting them in, a short boil works just as well. If you should be using Seachem Purigen in your filter, this will filter all tannins out as well.

The leaves will decompose over time and it is perfectly safe for them to remain in the tank. Microfauna and snails will eat them all. It's advisable to have leaves in different decomposition stages in your tank.

Creates a natural water environment for tropical shrimp and fish.

Enhances the natural colour.

Aids the shedding process for shrimp, greatly reducing mortality rate during this stage.

Contains acids and tannins which have antibacterial & antifungalproperties.

Prevents bacteria and diseases

Stimulates breeding

Relieves stress

Reduces pH

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