Anubias Barteri Nana Live Plant Potted

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Anubias Barteri Nana | Live Potted Plant for Aquariums

Anubias barteri var. nana, commonly known as Anubias Nana, is a popular freshwater aquarium plant. Anubias Nana has thick, dark green leaves that are oval-shaped. The stems are sturdy, and the plant typically grows to a maximum height of around 7.5 inches. It’s a compact plant that covers the lower levels of the aquarium. Unlike some other plants, it doesn’t float on the surface but is planted into the substrate. Anubias Nana is native to Africa, specifically Cameroon and Nigeria. Unlike many common aquarium plants that come from Asia, this species hails from the African continent. 

Anubias Nana is hardy and can thrive in various conditions. It can grow both partially or fully submerged, making it suitable for different types of aquariums and paludariums. Due to its short stature, it’s ideal for covering the substrate and providing hiding spots for bottom-dwelling fish (such as loaches and catfish). Anubias Nana helps control nitrate levels, removes pollutants, and oxygenates the water. This contributes to a healthier tank environment and reduces the need for frequent cleaning. Its dark green color adds visual appeal to the aquarium

Anubias Nana prefers low to moderate lighting. Keep the water temperature between 72-82°F, pH in the range of 6-7.5, and hardness (KH) between 3-8. Anubias Nana can be placed anywhere from the foreground to the background. Remember that this plant is slow-growing, so you won’t need to invest much effort in maintaining it. Anubias nana are broad-leaved plants which produce roots in the form of a creeping rhizome. They thrive when attached to rocks, driftwood or other decorations. Its is not recommended to bury the roots and rhizome in substrate. Anubias will sometimes flower above the water line, and leaves may develop a coating of algae if overly fertilised

Supplied pottted in a plastic pot. Photo is for illustrative purposes only - flowers/shoots will grow and develop over time under moderate lighting conditions.

Type: Rhizome
Positioning: Foreground/Midground
Origin: West Africa
Habitat: Shady streams, marshes, riverbanks
Growth rate: Slow
Supplied height: approx 10-15cm / 3-6"
Max height in cm: 30cm / 12"
Ideal temp: 22-26 degrees celcius
Ideal pH: 6.0-8.5
Light demand: Low to moderate
CO2 demand: Low

Please note: whilst every effort is made to prevent or remove snails and snail eggs, we do not use copper treatments in our systems (because copper is also harmful to shrimp) so cannot absolutely guarantee snail-free. If you are concerned about snails, we recommended that you dip your plants in a snail preventative solution prior to adding to your aquarium. We do not recommend buying treated plants, or administering copper or anti-snail treatments if you have shrimp in your aquarium. Snails are perfectly safe in an aquarium and will not harm your fish.

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