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Anubias

All Anubias varieties are available in minimum quantities of 3 plants. If you have never kept a planted aquarium, choosing one of the hardy Anubias species is a really good idea. Anubias is a genus of aquatic and semi-aquaticplants that grow in tropical regions of central and western Africa.

If you have an aquarium with standard aquarium lightingfor fish-only aquariums, you should stay away from plants that require a lot of strong light, unless you are willing to invest in fluorescent, or even more potent aquarium lighting. Anubias is a great choice, since they grow best when the light is subdued. If you place your Anubias in a spot that receives a lot of light, algae can start growing on the leaves.

Anubias should not be planted in the substrate. Use a piece of string to attach it to a rock, a piece of driftwood or similar. Gradually, the Anubias plant will anchor itself to the surface and you can remove the string.

Anubias plants are undemanding when it comes to nutrients, and the organic waste produced by the fish is usually enough. They will also do well with the carbon dioxide exhaled by the fish and do not need additional carbon dioxide. Another advantage of Anubias plants is that many plant-eating fish find them unpalatable. Anubias plants are commonly found in aquariums that house herbivorous African cichlids.

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