Anubias Barteri Var. Nana
Single plant with 3-5 leaves.
Anubias Nana, also as Anubias barteri var. nana, involves three broad areas of care: water parameters, lighting needs and planting methods. Anubias care is pretty easy, making it a good plant for hobbyists just starting out.
Water Parameters: One of the reasons anubias care is easy is due to the fact that aquarium water conditions are consistent with those for a community freshwater tank, and can even be a bit broader:
Lighting Requirements: Another reason anubias care is easy is because its lighting needs are simple. Anubias Barteri can thrive is a wide range of lighting conditions from low light to higher levels of light. In low light tanks, meaning 1.8 to 3 watts per gallon, anubias plants will grow slowly. At higher lighting levels, anubias plants may grow more quickly, but will also be more susceptible to algae growth on the tops of their leaves.
Planting Methods: Anubias plants can grow in aquarium gravel, aquarium substrate, attached to rocks, driftwood, or decorations. While aquarium gravel may be adequate, anubias plants seem to do much better when planted in nutrient rich substrate or when attached to porous rocks or driftwood. Another aspect of anubias care relates to planting. When planting Anubias Barteri its important to not completely bury the rhizome. Instead, make sure the rhizome is on top of the substrate so that the rhizome visible to the eye.
Scientific Name: Anubias Nana
Care Level: Easy
Growth Rate: Slow
Tank Placement: Foreground, can be glued to driftwood/rocks
Lighting Requirement: Low to medium
Ideal Temperature: 20°-28°C
Nutrient Substrate: No
Anubias barteri nana is a slow-growing plant that requires minimal maintenance.
It can be attached to driftwood or rocks using fishing line or thread, creating a natural and visually appealing display.
The plant is highly adaptable and can tolerate a wide range of lighting and water conditions.
Provide moderate lighting to prevent algae growth on the leaves.
Avoid burying the rhizome, as it can lead to rotting.
Supplement with root tabs or liquid fertilizers to promote healthy growth and vibrant leaf coloration.
In conclusion, Taiwan Moss, Star Moss, Rare Giant Willow Moss, Riccia Fluitans, Utricularia Gibba, Corkscrew Vallisneria, Pygmy Chain Sword, and Anubias Barteri Nana are all fascinating aquatic plants that can add beauty, texture, and interest to your aquascape. By following the provided tips and providing the necessary care, you can enjoy a thriving and visually stunning underwater garden.