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Old 08-31-2015, 05:55 AM   #1
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Almond leafs

Does anyone who uses almond leaves just leave them in to disintegrate? I always take them out after a week or 2 after them sinking but my bn like to eat them am I just wasting almond leaves or am I doing right by taking them out?

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For bettas you want to remove them before the leaf rots, for shrimp and plecos- they like the leaf litter so you leave them in.

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I have plecos apistogramma corys and tetra in my tank

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Yeah I'd leave them in then. Corys and plecos like leaf litter. No idea about apistos though.

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Apistos will obviously use them for cover/spawning and fry will snack on the micro organisms, but like any decaying material it will cause issues with the water quality if not monitored and controlled.
BTW I let mine break down.
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Yeah I think I have been takin them out far to soon I have a couple that have been in for over a week but I have just been reading that people leave them in for months

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