indian almond leaf 5 Amazing proven health benefits list
indian almond leaf locally known here in my place as “Talisay leaf” is commonly used as betta fish breeding stimulant by local betta fish breeders but the breeders here did not really know what are the reason and properties that the indian almond leaf has that can stimulate the betta fish to breed.
They used it also to treat sick betta fish and groom betta fish coloration but not knowing the background of the indian almond leaf ingredients that has the antifungal or antibacterial properties.
Let’s dive into what are the benefits of Indian almond leaf that can give your betta fish
- can stimulate the betta fish to breed because of its tannin. The Indian almond leaf tannin can change the water chemistry of your breeding tank turning it similar to the betta fish natural habitat in the wild and for this reason, the betta fish will be triggered to breed.
- can be used as betta fish conditioner for battle preparation and helps cure the wound after battle
- can be used as water conditioner for newly bought betta fish this will help the newly betta fish adjust faster to its new home.
- can also be used as betta fry food when added to the betta fry tanks since it can introduce an infusoria culter
- also can be used as a color enhancer to betta fish
indian almond leaf extract for betta fish
If you’re an Betta fish keeper, you are a fan of using Indian almond leaves (also known as Catappa leaves). for your Betta
These leaves of the Terminalia catappa tree are especially popular in the betta and shrimp hobby as a natural medicine and water conditioner.
It can be used as a combat fungus and bacterial problems like finrot, and prevent stress by mimicking the natural habitat.
But how, when and why should you use them?
What are Indian almond leaves?
As mentioned before, Indian almond leaves are the leaves of the Terminalia catappa tree, which grows in large parts of Asia.
The leaves are usually harvested by simply picking them off the ground. After drying them, they are ready for use in the aquarium.
You can import Indian almond leaves directly, but nowadays they are also available in some pet-/aquarium stores and online!
What do Indian almond leaves do?
When placed in an aquarium, Indian almond leaves slowly start to decompose.
While this happens they turn the water a yellow or brown color by releasing tannins.
These tannins lower the pH and are said to have antifungal and antibacterial properties, which comes in very handy when you have a fish suffering from finrot or when you’re raising vulnerable fry.
The dark color of the water is considered unsightly by some aquarists, but it actually mimics the natural habitat of many fish species! This definitely makes it something to consider embracing.
Based on my personal experience I will testify that adding Indian Almond leaves in your betta tank will make your betta fish healthier and spawn faster.
Evenly newly bought betta fish when you add Indian Almond leaves to its tank it can recover immediately from transportation stress and even shown spawning behavior immediately by building bubble nest immediately.
I personally testify it.
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What are Indian almond leaves used for?
Indian Almond Leaves are commonly used for conditioning and care of Bettas. …
Simply adding Indian Almond Leaves to your aquarium will release compounds from the leaves which alter the chemistry of the water,
making the aquarium more similar to the habitat from which the fish hails.
What is the common name of Terminalia Catappa?
Terminalia catappa is a large tropical tree in the leadwood tree family, Combretaceae, that grows mainly in the tropical regions of Asia, Africa, and Australia.
It is known by the English common names country-almond, Indian-almond, Malabar-almond, sea-almond, tropical-almond and false kamani.