Aquatic Plants for Freshwater Aquariums: Anubias ..
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Finding Anubias in your local pet- or aquarium store usually shouldn’t be too much of a problem, and you may also come across local aquarists who are willing to trade it for another plant, give it away for shipping cost or sell it for a low price. Anubias barteri and its dwarf cousin Anubias barteri “nana” are the most common varieties. Other types include Anubias coffeefolia (creeping growth), hastifolia (arrowhead shaped leaves), congensis (very tall) and frazeri (elongated leaves).
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Aquatic Plants for Freshwater Aquariums: Anubias Congensis
Aquatic Plants for Freshwater Aquariums: Anubias hastifolia
If you are a beginner aquarist, you probably have an aquarium with standard aquarium lighting for fish-only aquariums. This means that you should stay away from plants that require a lot of strong light, unless you are willing to invest in fluorescent, or even more potent, aquarium lighting. Anubias is a great choice, since they grow best when the light is subdued. If you place your Anubias in a spot that receives a lot of light, algae can start growing on the leaves.
Anubias should not be planted in the substrate; use a piece of string to attach it to a rock, a piece of driftwood or similar. Gradually, the Anubias plant will anchor itself to the surface and you can remove the string. Anubias are flowering species and will form seeds, but aquarists usually propagate Anubias plants using stolon division. You can also wait for side shoots to develop. In order to make the stolon survive, you have to make sure that the entire stolon is located above the substrate. Stolons growing in the substrate easily succumb to rot. Anubias plants are low demanding when it comes to nutrients, and the organic waster produced by the fish is usually enough. They will also do well with the carbon dioxide exhaled by the fish and do not need additional carbon dioxide. Another advantage of Anubias plants is that many plant eating fish species dislike them and refrain from eating them. Anubias plants are for instance commonly found in aquariums that houses herbivore African cichlids. Interestingly anubias can be grown above the water’s surface. It is also interesting to note that anubias will flower underneath the water which is strange for most aquatic plants. Anubias is definitely one of the easiest freshwater plants to care for and should be a prime choice for any aquarist wanting to begin a planted tank.