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Description
Anubias barteri round leaf
(Anubias barteri)
Quick Care FactsCare Level: Easy
Lighting: Medium
Maximum Size: 18"
Placement: Foreground
Water Conditions: 72-82° F, KH 3-7, pH 6.5-7.5
Propagation: Rhizome Division
Color Forms: Green
Supplements: CO2 Fertilization, Substrate Fertilizer
Origin: Central & Western Africa
Family: Araceae
Species:Species Information
Anubias barteri round leaf or simply Anubias barteri, is an excellent foreground plant species that thrives in most freshwater planted aquariums. Anubias barteri have lush rounded green foliage that over time will increase in thickness (width) from 12 to 14 inches and to approximately 12 inches in height.
Aquarium Care
In the aquarium environment Anubias barteri are often attached to rocks or driftwood or planted in the substrate in the foreground of the aquarium. In contrast to most plants, Anubias generally prefer only moderate lighting levels and moderate nutrient levels.
They should be placed in areas within the aquarium where they will be partially shaded or receive muted light levels, otherwise there is the distinct possibility that algae will develop on the leaves. Anubias barteri are considered an easier species of plant for beginners to raise due to their low light and nutrient requirements.
They are also very tolerant of a wide range of aquarium conditions along with the fact that most herbivorous fish species will not eat them. The fact that fish will not eat this species makes them suitable for aquariums with Cichlids or goldfish species.
Propagation Information
Anubias barteri is a fairly slow growing species that will typically add between 1 to 2 new leaves per month. It is easy to keep the height of this species low, by simply trimming back the leaves near the rhizome with a pair of aquatic plant clippers or sharp scissors.
The trimmed cuttings are also easy to propagate as Anubias barteri will grow well from cuttings and can be attached to rocks or driftwood, re-planted into the substrate or even left floating.
This species can grow completely submerged in water or partially out of water. In the wild Anubias barteri are commonly found in central and western parts of Africa growing streams, rivers and marshes.
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