The leaves of the tropical Catappa tree, also known as Sea/Indian almond (Terminalia catappa) have various uses in aquaria. They are among the leaf types with the strongest antibacterial effect.
In general, leaves with an especially long decomposition period, as it is the case with Catappa leaves, should be present in each aquarium as hiding places for shrimps and other animals.
- Ingredients with antibiotic and anti-inflammatory effects such as tannins and saponins.
- Slow release of the contents into the water, so the antibacterial effect of the leaves lasts for a longer period.
- Authentic habitat structuring, hiding and also food for shrimps and small crayfishes.