Indian Almond Leaves/ Catappa Leaves
Indian Almond Leaves (Terminalia catappa) also known as Catappa leaves have been used for hundreds of years to promote healing in soft water fish. But this is no ancient medicine with no evidence to back it up.
Extensive studies have shown the tannins released by Indian Almond leaves can promote healing of wounds and fin damage, inhibit fungus and bacterias, and even reduce the effects of parasites, and reduce the parasites themselves.
For any soft water tank, Indian Almond leaves are something to promote both health and healing. Softwater fish have evolved for thousands of years in tannin-rich environments, and in our sparkling clean water can be susceptible to a variety of illness.