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Anubias Barteri Var Nana

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    Scientific name - Anubias barteri var nana

    Common terms - No real generic terms, sometimes referred to as Anubias spp.

    Geographic origin - Victoria, Cameroon, West Africa

    Type - Rhizome

    Max. size - 5-15cm height, 15+cm width

    Lighting required - Low to high

    Temperature - 20-30[sup]o[/sup]C

    Water chemistry requirements - Largely adaptable, should do well in most set ups, and it is a suitable tank for tanks containing African Cichlids as this species is rigid and will cope well with the relatively high PH found in these set ups, I've also seen this species used in low salinity brackish set ups (SG 1-1.005).

    Growth rates - Slow

    Demands - Low

    Additional info - A slow growing but lush species, its leaves have a waxy coating and sometimes the plant will excrete proteins which can be found on the surface of the water, they're easily dealt with, just increase surface agitation, they're susceptible to algae as are most slow growers but providing everything is fine with your set up algae shouldn't occur. This plant has a long rhizome, and must be kept above the substrate so that it has adequate water flow, the best way to grow it is tied to hard scape. It propagates via runners but you can cut the Rhizome between nodes to separate the plants, growth will then resume as normal.

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