ANUBIAS Growing in DRIFTWOOD Low Light Aquarium Plant

Live Aquarium Plant Anubias Nana on Manzanita Driftwood WYSIWYG 20
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Live Aquarium Plant Anubias Barteri Nana / Xmas Moss on Driftwood 13" USA Seller #Manzanita Just drop this living decor right into your aquarium. Adds instant maturity and lushness and is will grow in any light.
Live Aquarium Plant Anubias Nana and Xma Moss on Manzanita Driftwood WYSIWYG 15" #Manzanita
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Anubias is one of the most popular aquarium plant species and a favorite for many beginners and more experienced aquarists. It doesn’t require any special care, grows well in low-light aquariums and has large, broad leaves that are appreciated by fish that prefer some extra hiding places. As an added bonus, it also comes in a dwarf version! Live Aquarium Plant Anubias Nana Petite on Cliff Stone Great Nano Decor
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Considered a slow grower, members of the Anubias genus should not be placed in high light areas of your system to help prevent excessive algae growth on the leaves. Overall, however, Anubias Congensis is very adaptable to a wide range of pH, water hardness, and lighting conditions. Most herbivorous fish also tend to leave Anubias plants alone, which makes them great additions to any freshwater system, especially cichlid and goldfish aquariums. Anubias Barteri will grow to a maximum length of 16 inches (40.5 cm) in the home aquarium, though it should be noted that it grows somewhat slower than most popular aquatic plants. It also tends to grow upwards, rather than outwards like many other Anubias species – so regular cuttings may be required if you goal is to cover the substrate.Slow Growers when Submerged. Anubias look good inaquaria but grow much slower underwater. The larger species won’t evenfit in most tanks when allowed to grow emersed -- not covered by water. The fastest way to encourage their growth is to raise their leaves above yourwater level. Anubias is a true bog plant -- in spite of their usuallisting as aquarium plants.While excellent lighting and CO2 supplementation will improve the growth of Anubias Barteri, it can grow in almost any conditions. It has been known to thrive in low nutrient waters, and in almost complete darkness for long stretches of time. As long as algae is controlled on this plant, it is nearly impossible for the aquarist to kill.Anubias Barteri is rarely planted in the substrate, but if it is the rhizome must be left above the substrate or the plant will begin to rot. It is most commonly attached to rocks, driftwood or other decorations in an aquarium, though it must be secured to the object until it has time to root. This can be accomplished by thread or fishing line, although thread is usually easier to work with.Anubias barrteri is one of the most popular aquarium plant and a favorite for many beginners and more experienced aquarists. This species have several varieties having different leaf forms with overall varying sizes. It is a hardy plant that has dark green, thick and usually broad leaves. This plant can reach up to 45 cm long with thick, creeping rhizomes. The leaves are large, pointed at the ends and leathery in texture with a length of about 7-10 cm and a width of 10 cm. This plant is excellent for aquariums that house fish, snails, and dwarf shrimp, as it provides biofilm, hiding places, and security for all aquarium inhabitants. This plant is usually not eaten by fish or other plant eating critters due to its tough leaves. It does not require any special care and it grows well in low-light aquariums. But it is best suited for the mid-ground to background of very large aquariums. It is especially beautiful when it contrasted with soft textured plants like mosses, liverworts and various fine leaved stem plants. Due to the leathery texture of the leaves, it is also highly suitable for the greening of normally stark cichlid aquarium.