Indian Almond Leaves (Terminilia Catappa) 20 leaves

Free Ground Shipping On All Orders Over $49* Details

20 leaves 7-12" each.  Weight is about 40g.  These leaves are sealed

Indian Almond leaves have been used for many years by tropical fish breeders. When added to water the leaves leech many beneficial substances into the water including humic acid and tannic acids which help lower pH naturally. The Indian Almond leaves also release compounds that have anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. The leaves will turn your tank water a brown color (intensity depends on how many leaves you add). If you do not want your water to darken you can presoak them for a couple of days to leech out some of the tannins.

In shrimp tanks these leaves are often used not only for their pH lowering ability, anti-fungal, or anti-bacterial properties but also as a food source for shrimp. When the leaves are left in the tank a multitude of microorganisms will begin to colonize the leave and break it down. These microorganisms create a biofilm which is the preferred food source for shrimp, especially shrimplets. Increasing the biofilm in a tank will often result in higher survival rates for shrimplets. These leaves can be left in the tank until they are fully eaten (the stem is usually left behind) and they will not have any negative impact on water quality.

Besides shrimp these leaves are idea for betta's, discus, gouramis, killifish, tetras, arrowana, angelfish, South American dwarf cichlids, corys, plecos, and any other species that comes from blackwater habitats.

Indian Almond leaves also go by the following names: Indian Almond Leaves, Ketapang Leaves, Tropical Almond Leaves, Sweet Almond Leaves, Wild Almond Leaves, Sea Almond Leaves, Catappa Leaves

To edit this page simply login to the control panel, click the Website Content tab and choose the View Web Pages option. Click Edit next to the Shipping & Returns page and you can change this text. A sample returns policy is shown below which you can edit as needed.

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the "Complete Orders" link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.


We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

Related Products