Correct me if I am wrong but I don't see any of the pictures with any Catappa Leaves ( also know as Indian Almond Leaves ) in it ???'
Terminalia Catappa Leaves, also known as Indian Almond Leaves, is the leaf from a large tropical tree in the Leadwood tree family. It is considered native to tropical Asia & northern Australia, but is today also common in tropical parts of the Americas.
Catappa leaves have been a long kept secret of breeders of Bettas Splendens (Siamese Fighting Fish) in South East Asia. It was long ago noticed that fish that lived in the waters next to any of these trees ( the leaves of which would fall naturally into the waters ) were found to be healthier and more vibrant than their counterparts. It was surmised that if one were to introduce the leaves into aquariums one could achieve similar conditions as found in the fishes natural enviroment. The leaves were found to help keep their fish healthy with strong anti-bacterial properties and promote better breeding.
All you need is to add one or two piece of the leaves into your breeding tank, and there will be no more Egg Eating problems any more.
Last edited by catappa leaves; 03-06-2011 at 09:00 AM.