Indian Almond Leaves (also known as Ketapang or Tropical Almond or Sea Almond or Seemandelbaumblatter or Terminalia Catappa)
We have always used Indian Almond Leaves for conditioning and care of our Bettas. They are believed to aid the fish in a number of ways, they increase fertility, health, and vigour. Reduce Ph in water, aid in the recovery of diseased/damaged fish and the tannin quickly colours the water.
Our Low Grade Indian Almond Leaves have larger holes and tears than our Premium Indian Almond Leaves. Nonetheless they are still good quality leaves. They are not good enough for resale but suitable for buyer who dosn't care about the shape or form but cares about the quality and wants to make his tank as natural looking as possible.
These leaves are ideal for betta, discus, gouramis, killiefish, tetras, arrowana’s, angelfish, South American dwarf cichlids, corys, plecos, some rasboras some cat-fishes and crustaceans, shrimps just love to chew on them. They can also be placed in a vivarium to give your frogs, snails, spiders and snakes a more natural look.
After we have gathered the Indian Almond leaves they are stored in our dry room. The IAL are then gently washed, we then sun dry/ press the Indian Almond leaves, the Indian Almond leaves are then boxed and stored. When we get a order we then un-box the Indian Almond leaves and clean them once again, using a soft brush, making sure there are no signs of dust, small insects/eggs, seeds, soil, mould or moisture. We then bag the Indian Almond leaves in clear plastic bags and box them ready for shipping. We use sturdy boxes provided by the thai post office...these boxes cannot be sealed. They have a lip that slots into a flap on the side of the box. String is then tied around the box to stop the box from opening in transit. We state on the box and the package the contents. (eg. Aquatic Goods : 100 Dried Indian Almond Leaves " Terminalia Catappa"). Customs seem to be happy with this way of posting as all customs have to do is untie the string and check the contents. If ok they retie the string and send the parcel to customer. Todate, we have only had 2 of our parcels stopped...both where in Australia....1st time I had put a 1 instead of 11 in a customers address....2nd time one parcel was confiscated by AQIS due to leaves having traces of dirt on them...in both cases leaves where replaced free of charge.
Price includes shipping via airmail from Thailand to the address of your choice. Upon confirmation of payment through PayPal, the leaves will be dispatched via airmail usually taking 10 - 14 working days. We will also send via email attachment, 2 pictures of the leaves boxed and unboxed and a copy of the post office receipt to confirm postage.
We are members of several tropical fish forums and have supplied the leaves to customers in Australia, U.S.A., Canada, Europe, South Korea and Japan.
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