Freshly fallen, selectively collected large (7"-9") Grade A Indian Almond (Terminalia Catappa) leaves. When added to water these leaves leach a strong brown dye full of organic acids, such as humic acid and tannic acid, making them one of the best water conditioners to promote healing and breeding. All leaves are full of tannin and have a great smell. The leaves are washed, dried, pressed, bagged and stored. The leaves are checked to make sure they have no traces of insects or moisture.
Use one square-inch of leaf per half-gallon of water for individual fish. Use one leaf per 10-gallon rearing tank for the fry. Use one-leaf per half-filled 10-gallon breeding tank.
First you see your water turn yellow, then brown. The changed water seems to harden their scales. It helps them heal wounds and ward off illnesses. Be careful, because it also makes the male more aggressive at breeding time. On the other hand, it also helps the female recover from any wounds she receives during the breeding process.