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Old 05-23-2020, 01:13 AM
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Default Catappa (Indian almond) leaves as leaf litter?

I tried searching but didn't find an answer to the question.
Are catappa/Indian almond leaves on to use in the leaf litter for a tank? My wife bought me a big box of catappa leaves, many of them are broken but would work as a leaf litter component.

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Default Re: Catappa (Indian almond) leaves as leaf litter?

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I tried searching but didn't find an answer to the question.
Are catappa/Indian almond leaves on to use in the leaf litter for a tank? My wife bought me a big box of catappa leaves, many of them are broken but would work as a leaf litter component.

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I can't see why not. They get used for tadpole tea, too.
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:56 PM
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Default Re: Catappa (Indian almond) leaves as leaf litter?

No experience with almond leaves, but some experience with a wife: using the leaves and telling her how awesome they work is the only correct thing to do in this situation.

Seriously, I sort of assume that the only reason other leaves were typically used for leaf litter is the lower price and easier sourcing of other leaves. Your frogs will have some real gourmet leaf litter.
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Default Re: Catappa (Indian almond) leaves as leaf litter?

You can but most people don't as they are a lot more expensive than standard leaves. A friend of mine mixes Indian almond leaves into his ABG mix. I use them primarily for tadpoles.
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Thanks everyone. I had assumed they'd be safe, but I'm a better safe than sorry kind of guy.
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