Quick Care Facts
• Care Level: Easy • Lighting: Low to Medium • Maximum Size: 16"
• Placement: Midground • Water Conditions: 72-80° F, KH 4-18, pH 5.5-9.0
• Propagation: Rhizome Division, Cuttings • Color Forms: Green
Supplements: High Quality Aquarium Fertilizer, Iron-Rich Fertilizer
• Origin: Western Africa • Family: Araceae
Native Habitat and Species Information
Anubias Congensis native habitat, distribution, behavior & aquarium compatibility.
Anubias Congensis is tropical species from Western Africa, where it is common amongst the rivers, streams and bogs found in the region. Previously, this species was rarely seen within the aquarium hobby as the regions of Africa in which it grows were unstable due to warfare.
More recently though exporters were able to export a sufficient amount of the species in order to establish farm raising of the plant. Anubias Congensis are now readily attainable within the hobby, which gives hobbyist's another hardy Anubias species that can thrive in a variety of conditions and aquarium setups.
Anubias Congensis are excellent for Cichlid aquarium setups, as their thick strong leaves and root systems make them up to the challenge of co-existing with larger Cichlid species. They are also not on the menu for most all Herbivores, which makes them great additions to aquariums housing larger freshwater herbivores.
How to successfully keep Anubias Congensis in the home aquarium.
Anubias Congensis is a hardy plant species that has only modest requirements when kept within the aquarium environment. They can grow both in the aquarium substrate and can be attached to driftwood or rocks, where their root system will gradually take hold of these harder surfaces.
While they can adapt to a wide variety of conditions, they should not be kept in high light conditions. Instead they should be positioned where they will receive medium to low lighting or indirect lighting if housed in an aquarium with bright lighting.
Their natural habitat has iron rich soil, thus Anubias Congensis should be supplemented with a quality iron-based supplement to provide them optimal nutrition. Anubias Congensis is considered to be a slower growing species that is not particularly stimulated by CO2 supplementation.
How to propagate and grow Anubias Congensis.
Anubias Congensis are easy to propagate as they can be divided through rhizome division. The plant should be cut with very sharp, sterilized scissors in a location that is above the substrate. The cuttings can be grown fully submersed or partially submersed in paludariums or terrariums.
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