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Anubias

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Offer applies to Standard Shipping only. Due to size and/or weight, certain items bear a shipping surcharge or special handling fee, which will still apply. Savings will automatically reflect in shopping cart with the purchase of qualifying merchandise. Maximum value $75. Valid only on orders shipped within the contiguous 48 U.S. states and to military APO/FPO addresses. Offer not valid on products in the following categories: live pets; canned, fresh or frozen foods; select cat litters. Offer may not be combined with other promotional offers or discounts. Terms and conditions of this offer are subject to change at the sole discretion of PetSmart. Offer valid online only through December 11, 2016 @ 6:30 am EST.

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Anubius–or Anubias Barteri–can be identified by its hardy, spade-shaped leaves. Reaching widths of 16 inches, the plant has creeping rhizomes that allow it to attach itself to substrate, rocks or driftwood. Anubius is easy to care for and can be easily trimmed by cutting the leaves close to the rhizome.

  • Rhizome
  • Maximum size: 16"
  • Hardy, spade-shaped leaves
  • Tank placement: Foreground
  • Water temperature: 72-78° F
  • Can grow fully or partially submersed

Note: Plant availability is seasonal. State and local regulations may vary. Pricing may vary by store location. PetSmart stores cannot match the price above for this item. Ask a store associate for details.

Things to remember:

Rhizome plants:

Rhizomes are simply rooting stalks. The rhizome should be buried in the gravel as deep as possible at an angle that allows most of it to be submerged, leaving the center of the rhizome exposed above the ground. Rhizome plants can also be tied to a lava stone or driftwood.

Water temperature:

Rhizomes require a tropical community aquarium with water temperatures ranging between 72-78º F (22-25º C). Use an aquarium heater to maintain water temperature.

Adding plants:

Whether you're just starting your aquarium or introducing new plants into your tank, make sure to add only one or two plants at a time.

Lighting:

Most tropical plants require sunlight each day, year round. The duration and consistency are essential for plants to thrive. Natural aquariums must be equipped with the means to provide 12 hours of simulated sunlight each day.

Plant fertilizer:

Fertilizer should only be added according to the dosage instructions on the label, and only when needed (as in the case of a water change). Plants will grow best if fertilized moderately and regularly after water changes rather than given larger quantities of fertilizer on a less-regular basis.

Fish and plants:

Small schooling fish are highly recommended for a natural planted aquarium; larger fish often uproot plants. The adult size and eating habitats of a fish should always be taken into consideration.

Water changes:

Test water weekly to assess water quality. It is recommended that 10% of youraquarium water be changed per week. At the very least, 25% of your aquariumwater should be changed per month. For optimal health, regular water changes not only prevent the undesirable accumulation of excess nutrients, but also remove excess nitrates and waste products of the fish and plants.

Aquarium placement:

Place your aquarium in a low-traffic area, away from direct sunlight and drafts.

Planting your natural aquarium:

Foreground plants: Usually stay very short and help fill in the front part of the aquarium.

Middle ground plants: These plants grow anywhere form 4-10 inches tall.

Background plants: These are the fastest-growing and tallest plants.

Things to watch for:

  • Poor growth
  • Brown spots on leaves
  • Plants appear weak, pale green to yellow, stems have few leaves
  • Plants cease to grow and die off
  • Stem plants have long internodes and small leaves

If you notice any of the signs described above, check your aquariumwater quality and consult an in-store Aquatics Specialist.

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Anubias is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from these are great plants Most ANUBIAS (more recognized spelling), are great plants. They require low-moderate lighting, so are great with store bought aquarium kits. They can be attached to rocks, driftwood or similar ornaments with a coarse surface; which means that they don't need a nutrient rich substrate. Since they feed off of the water column (when attached to decor), they help keep water clean. Their only downside is that because they are slow growers, they can be prone to algae if your lights are too bright (or if they're on too long). If you have higher light, provide anubias with shade from either floating plants or taller plants aquascaped around them.
Date published: 2013-02-24
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