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Old 05-11-2013, 11:15 PM   #1
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Almond leaves?


I have various different types of shrimps and was wondering what the benefits of almond leaves are to the shrimp tanks? I have heard of people using them in their tanks. What is the good and bad points to them and how many leaves for what size tank?
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:25 PM   #2
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Here is one source of info:

http://www.theaquariumwiki.com/Terminalia_catappa

I was recently surprised to find a package of catappa leaves @ petsmart of all places! They were in the reptile section.
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:51 AM   #3
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They lower the pH and help prevent infections. I put some in my tank for the heck of it and my shrimp are happier already. One medium sized leaf is enough for a 20gal tank, and they last for a couple of weeks, so it doesn't take much.
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