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Catappa leaves have been widely used in aquariums in Asian countries for a long time already. Owners and breeders of various fish and animals such as fighting fish, discus, shrimp, crawfish and pecostomus use the leaves for the treatment of bacterial ailments and also to heal injuries of fish such as bites or transportation wounds. The risk of wound infections is tremendously decreased when catappa leaves are being used. The mucous membranes are strengthened.
When transporting fish, it is strongly recommended to add catappa leaves or a small piece of catappa bark to the water that is used. This decreases the susceptibility and stress significantly which the animals experience from high concentrations of bacteria. When it comes to breeding, catappa leaves help promote the mating disposition of your fish and reduce spawn fungi.
By releasing humic acids and tanning agents, catappa leaves create a natural surrounding and increase the vitality and well-being of your aquarium occupants.
- promotes the vitality and well-being of your animals
- originates from the natural environment of your shrimps and fish
- supports your shrimps’ moult
- has disinfectant properties
- preventive against fungi infestation (of spawn as well) and bacterial infections
- indispensable for many species
Put the leaf directly into the aquarium. The leaf will sink to the bottom of the aquarium within 24 to 48 hours. There, it will release its active agents to the water within a period of approx. 14 days. After that, you may introduce a fresh leaf to the aquarium. The used catappa leaf can remain in the aquarium as additional feed or hide-out for crustaceans and shrimps, or may be discarded. Catappa leaves can be kept for an indefinite period of time if stored at a dry place. Since it is a purely natural product, changes in form, color and size may occur.
- Nano: 12 pieces of catappa leaves for 600 litre of water
- XL: 12 pieces of catappa leaves for 1,200 litre of water
Dry goods are dispatched daily and can take 1 to 5 working days to arrive.
Live fish, live plants, and frozen food require 2 to 7 working days or more due to special handling requirements.
All our live stocks are thoroughly tested and quarantined before packing and guaranteed to arrive free of tapeworms or diseases.
Important to note that small tropical fish and inverts lose color during transport and will arrive pale or white, a proper environment and diet is needed to regain coloration.
Any death or illnss of live animals after being added to an aquarium cannot be replaced or refunded. If such problems are encountered then it is connected to aquarium conditions or noncompatible tank mates (e.g. mixing with fish or plants from other sources).
Fish acclimation to a new aquarium is the sole responsibility of the buyer and not the Discus.ae delivery team.