CaribSea Betta Leaf - Indian Almond Leaf

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Aquarium Accessories

CaribSea

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$ 5.99 USD
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Highlights
  • Real Catappa leaves for natural conditioning of betta aquariums
  • Recreate soft-water conditions similar to native betta habitats
  • Provide "soft cover" & coax bettas to display natural behaviors
Overview

Fish breeders secret to happy, healthy Betta fish. CaribSea Betta Leaf Indian Almond Leaf naturally conditions water by releasing tannins touted for their many health and biological benefits. Indian or Tropical Almond leaves (also known as Catappa or Ketapang leaves), prized by fish breeders worldwide, provide a simple, easy, and natural way to recreate soft-water habitats while providing additional "soft cover" shelter.

CaribSea Betta Leaf Indian Almond Leaf each measures approximately 1-3/4" x 3" long. 3-pack.

Features
  • The secret of tropical fish breeders worldwide
  • Provides a comforting hide area
  • Helps lower pH naturally
  • Recreates conditions similar to natural betta habitat
  • Encourages nesting and breeding behavior
  • The perfect natural substrate for bubble nests

 

More Information

Directions
Place one Betta Leaf in a small betta enclosure, simply float it on top of the water. You may notice many natural and healthy betta behaviors such as creating bubble nests, sheltering, and nibbling at the leaf. It is okay to leave the Betta Leaf in the tank or bowl once its begins to disintegrate and sinks to the bottom. Bettas and other fish will benefit from the release of natural tannins (you may notice the water turns a slight "tea" color, this is normal and similar to their natural habitat), as well as biological film that forms on the aged leaf.

Once the leaf mostly disintegrated, another leaf can be added with or without removing the old one. It is important to always do small, regular water changes and to maintain a water temperature of approximately 74 to 84 degree Fahrenheit.

General Information
Indian or Tropical Almond leaves, also known as Catappa or Ketapang leaves are used by fish breeders worldwide to recreate the natural environment of tropical fish and invertebrates such as bettas, tetras, corys, angelfish, discus, freshwater shrimp and other species that come from soft-water jungle or rice paddy habitats. The natural tannins released by these unusual leaves are touted for their many health and biological benefits, and the "soft cover" created by these leaves give your tropicals shelter similar to what would be found in their native ecosystem. These leaves can also be used as a forest floor substrate for arthropods, tropical reptiles and amphibians. Betta Leaf and the somewhat larger Jungle Leaf are the perfect addition to your tropical environment.

About CaribSea
At CaribSea, they take aquariums seriously. Since 1972, CaribSea has supplied hundreds of public aquariums, zoos, aquaculture facilities, public and private institutions, and hundreds of thousands of dedicated aquarists and herp lovers with the highest quality products. CaribSea has been in the forefront of the principle that substrates are a piece of equipment, not just a decorative afterthought. CaribSea substrates are as precisely engineered as any piece of advanced equipment used by today's hobbyists and professionals. CaribSea products are the chemical support, biological filtration, and biodiversity backbone for many of the most spectacular aquatic and reptile displays ever created. CaribSea is celebrating over 40 years in business, and their product line has continued to grow; making CaribSea your aragonite source and so much more.

REFUND POLICY

Refunds on live fish will be accepted up until 72 hours BEFORE the fish is scheduled to be shipped. No refunds will be issued on fish within 72 hours of the scheduled shipping time. Unopened dry goods will be accepted for a full refund within 7 days of receiving. Return shipping is buyer responsibility.

LIVE ON ARRIVAL GUARANTEE

I guarantee my fish will arrive alive. *you must be available to receive the package the day of delivery.”

If a fish expires in transit, I will replace the fish, however, you will be responsible for the shipping costs. The replacement fish must be of equal or lesser value than the initial purchase.

However, we are not responsible for the mishandling of your package during transport. Once the package is in transport, we will not be held liable for any damages to the package. We most certainly may help redirect you to the carrier responsible.

IN ORDER FOR US TO HONOR A DOA CLAIM, YOU MUST CONTACT US WITHIN 2 HOURS OF THE PACKAGE BEING DELIVERED (WE WILL USE THE TIME PROVIDED BY THE CARRIER ON THE TRACKING).

Please take a picture for us showing the loss- it can just be a picture taken with your smart phone and email to DOA@kingkoigoldfish.com. If approved, we will coordinate with you to replace the fish with a fish of similar color and size, AT OUR DISCRETION. You will still be responsible for any shipping costs associated with the replacement. We work very hard to make sure that you receive your fish alive.

SHIPPING

We can ship to virtually any address in the United States (Including Hawaii and Puerto Rico).

When you place an order, predetermined shipping options have been set to reduce shipping costs. Such options will be given to you during checkout. If you have any questions or concerns regarding shipping costs, please don’t hesitate to reach us at sales@kingkoigoldfish.com.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can vary based on quantity so they have been automated using our proprietary algorithm. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

For more information, please visit our Shipping Information Page or our Return & Refund Policy page

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