Anubias Barteri – Are a popular choice among aquarium enthusiasts due to their unique characteristics and hardiness. These aquatic plants belong to the Araceae family and are native to the tropical regions of Africa. Anubias plants have lush green leaves and ability to thrive in low-light conditions. These plants are an excellent addition to freshwater aquariums with limited lighting.
Anubias plants are hardy and can tolerate a wide range of water parameters, including pH levels between 6.0 and 8.0 and temperatures ranging from 72°F to 86°F.
Propagation of Anubias plants can be easily done by rhizome division. The rhizome is the thick, horizontal stem from which the leaves and roots grow. Simply separate the rhizome into smaller sections, ensuring that each section has at least a few leaves and roots. These sections can then be planted in the substrate or attached to driftwood or rocks using fishing line or plant-safe glue. It is important to note: Never bury the rhizomes under substrate, this will suffocate Anubias plants.
Anubias plants are also known for their ability to form symbiotic relationships with certain fish and invertebrates. The leaves of Anubias plants provide a suitable surface for fish like algae eaters and Neocaridina shrimps to graze on. In return, these animals help to keep the leaves clean by consuming any algae that may accumulate.
Anubias plants are a fantastic choice for aquarium enthusiasts looking to add a touch of greenery to their tanks. With their low-light requirements, hardy nature, and ability to form symbiotic relationships, these plants are sure to thrive in a variety of aquatic environments. So, why not consider adding an Anubias Barteri plant to your aquarium today?