Catappa leaves

Discussion in 'pH' started by waydreamer, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. waydreamer

    waydreamerNew MemberMember

    Has anyone been successful using catappa leaves to lower PH? Has anyone even heard of using them? I saw them on ebay, and did some research, and they sound intriguing.
  2. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Hello Waydreamer and Welcome to Fish Lore.

    I've never heard of Catappa Leaves. I have heard of Indian Almond Leaves to soften the water and help to maintain a lower pH.

    Let's see what other responses you get. :)

  3. OP

    waydreamerNew MemberMember

    Hi Ken,
    Thanks - Indian Almond Leaves is I guess the other name for Catappa. They have arrived, and I think they are working - I had some peat in there too, so hard to tell which worked first.
    I have also heard of people putting IA leaves in with Bettas, and that they actually build their bubble nest on them.
    Thanks again.

  4. Tanman19az

    Tanman19azValued MemberMember

    Let us know more about these leaves. I saw them on ebay too and I wanted to get some for my RCS cuz supposedly they like to breed on them