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Anubias Barteri var Nana Petite

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Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite' is a popular and smaller variant of the Anubias barteri species, which belongs to the Araceae family. It is a freshwater aquatic plant that is commonly used in aquariums due to its attractive appearance and ease of care. Here are some key characteristics and care tips for Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite':

  1. Size and Appearance:

    • 'Petite' refers to the smaller size of this Anubias variety. The leaves are compact and narrow compared to the standard Anubias barteri.
    • The leaves are dark green and have a slightly glossy texture, adding a lush and vibrant look to aquariums.
  2. Habitat:

    • Originating from West Africa, Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite' is often found in slow-flowing rivers and streams, attached to rocks or driftwood.
  3. Growth Rate:

    • Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite' has a slow to moderate growth rate. It is known for its hardiness and ability to thrive in low-light conditions.
  4. Lighting and Water Parameters:

    • This plant can tolerate low to moderate light levels, making it suitable for aquariums with varying lighting setups.
    • Maintain stable water parameters with temperatures ranging from 72 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit (22 to 28 degrees Celsius) and a slightly acidic to neutral pH.
  5. Propagation:

    • Propagation of Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite' is typically done by dividing the rhizome. Carefully separate the plant into smaller sections, making sure each section has both roots and leaves.
  6. Placement in the Aquarium:

    • 'Petite' is often used as a midground or foreground plant in aquariums. It can be attached to rocks, driftwood, or other decorations using fishing line or specialized plant glue.
  7. Compatibility:

    • Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite' is compatible with a variety of fish and other aquatic species. However, it's essential to avoid burying the rhizome in the substrate, as this can lead to rot.
  8. Maintenance:

    • Regular removal of debris and algae from the leaves helps to keep the plant healthy and maintain its aesthetic appeal.

Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite' is a popular choice for aquarists looking to add a visually appealing and undemanding plant to their aquarium setup. Its smaller size makes it suitable for smaller tanks or as a foreground element in larger aquariums.