Catappa leaves are rich is natural tannins. These tannins have multiple effects on the water and environment like; lowering the pH, antibacterial effect, give the aquarium a natural look, enhance the colours of fish and shrimp, reduce stress, and preventive work against diseases in the aquarium.
Shrimp, crayfish, snails and bottom feeders (L-numbers, scrapers) find the catappa leaves very tasty, and the leaves are therefore excellent supplementary feed. Many small shrimps and crayfish gather on the catappa leaves to eat it. The little shrimps always get enough food this way improving survival rates.
Catappa leaves give off a antibacterial substance (the tannins) for 3 to 4 weeks. The leaves are eaten completely until only the veins of the leaf remain. After 3 to 4 weeks, a new leaf can be added to the aquarium. The old leaf can be removed when only the veins are left or when the new one is added if no ‘eaters’ are present.
Dosage: Every 3 to 4 weeks a new leaf on 30 liters of water.
Unlimited shelf life when stored dry. Available in 10 or 50 pieces.