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Data sheet: Anubias Barteri

Photo By Felice Panico


Scientific name:  Anubias Barteri
Common name: Anubias
Taxonomic classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Angiosperme
Class: Liliopsida (Monocotiledoni)
Subclass: Arecidae
Order: Arales
Sunorder: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Genus: Anubias
Species: Barteri
Description: The Anubias Barteri is one of the most common aquatic plants used in sweet aquariology, it is easy to handle with no particular need. In 1857 SCHOTT established the Anubias genus based on a single species, the Anubias afzelii SCHOTT. Over the years 18 species were described.
Most known varieties: Of artificial origin such as Coffeefolia, Caladiifolia, “Broad Leaf”, “Petit”, “Yellow Heart”, “Bonsai” etc. and those of natural origin such as Angustifolia and Glabra.
Photo By Felice Panico

Coloring: Emerald green with white inflorescence.

Habitat: It spreads mainly in swampy areas with slow or almost stagnant motion, shaded by a very thick vegetation that prevents direct exposure to the sun.

Water chemistry:

Temperature: 20-28°C    pH: 6.4 – 7.0 Water hardness: 4-8°dH GH: 8-12° dGh  CO2: Tolerated
Light quantity: Low light, especially shaded areas.
Fertilization: Not necessary. The growth rate is very low, in fact, does not contribute to the biochemistry of the tank. Under particular conditions with good iron and magnesium levels, the plant produces more leaves per week.
Pruning: As soon as the plant has reached a good size it can be divided by cutting the rhizome in two parts.

Recommended ground: No fertile fund is needed.
Aquarium placement: Side areas of the aquarium provided shaded or other stem-like plants such as Echinodorus or lighter power.
Matching: Anubias Barteri is suitable for fish and plants of any habitat thanks to adaptation to the various chemical values ​​of water. It has no alopathy to other species. The plant is barky so it is inedible for any animal of the aquarium.
Tips for cultivating: It is recommended to tie the plant with a fishing line or cotton thread near rocks, woods or decorations. IMPORTANT: Never root the rhizome in the ground just the roots !!!
For those who want to set up a biotope tank, then the theme of the plant’s origin area is recommended to include fish such as the Pelvicachromis Pulcher.
Diffusion: Very common in Central-West Africa (Senegal, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon).
Difficulty: Easy.
Extinguishing Risk: LC- Minimum Risk
Felice Panico
Acquariofilo dall'età di 10 anni con esperienza in acquariologia dolce,marina e salmastra, appassionato di immersioni subacquee e di microscopia.

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