Anubias Bangkok Aquarium Plants perform the best in low light or shady areas to limit the algae growth on their leaves. The leaves are very tough and robust, which fits well with Herbivorous fish and otherwise aggressive Cichlids because they do not usually eat them. Propagation of this plant is done by simply cutting the plant at the root (rhizome) with a very sharp pair of scissors.
Anubias work well in aquariams but larger species wont even fit in most tanks when allowed to grow emerged, meaning not covered by water. They tend to grow slower underwater but the fastest way to encourage their growth is to raise their leaves above your water level.
Anubias will root onto wood or rough rocks but unlike African ferns, anubias will grow an extensive root system into your gravel. The best way to encourage growth is to anchor it to wood with a rubber band or Black cotton sewing thread. Some anubias growers insist the rhizomes rot when buried in the gravel, but it just slows their growth. Be aware that damaged leaves will not repair themselves. If you want good-looking leaves, you’ll need to prune back and don’t be afraid, this will also encourage new leaf growth.
- pH range: 6.5 – 7.2
- Temperature range: 22-28 C
- Water hardness: very soft-very hard
- Propagation: Rhizome cuttings.
- Habitat: Africa
These plants can look stunning in any type of setup. If you have any questions about this plant feel free to contact us and we can help direct you in the right path to aquatic bliss!