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Old 06-25-2013, 03:10 AM   #1 
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are indian almond leaves worth it?

How many of you use Indian almond Leaves in your betta tanks for breeding or other reasons?
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My bettas enjoy hiding under it, and I heard it has some nice calming and healing properties to it. Idk, I never noticed, but when they sink, it makes a planted tank look natural and beautiful. I'd say they are worth it
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The IAL are really not that expensive, either. I got a bag of 100 of them on Aquabid for $20 including shipping. I've spent more money in postage giving them away to people than I spent on the leaves themselves. :) If you would like to try one, PM me your address, and I'll send one.
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They are great. If you are planning to breed, they help trigger spawning.
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They make a difference.. make bettas healthier and they enjoy the tannin. Especially if you ever get imports the IAL will help keep them healthier and alive a bit longer, as they are rather temperamental once shipped to the US.

Definitely not expensive if you look around.. I usually get a 100 grade A (best quality) large size (8"-12") for $25 total (that price includes shipping). I use them in the grow out tanks, breeding/fry tanks and in their containers. Worth every penny.
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I think they are wonderful for just every day betta care. Wish they were sold in stores.
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OK you guys have sold me on it. I just bought some thanks guys. I always thought it was weird to buy leaves when I can go out and get oak leaves in my yard They make the water change color too. I used oak leaves for my shrimp in the past.

I will give these IAL a try now. Thanks.
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You can use oak leaves too, as long as they are chemical and pest free.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:51 PM   #9 
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Oak leaves are 99% the same as IAL, usually they don't get the water as dark.. now you can see which you like better :)
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