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Anubias Barteri var ‘Barteri’

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Anubias barteri is a popular and versatile aquarium plant originating from West Africa, particularly Cameroon and Nigeria. Here are some key characteristics and information about Anubias barteri var. barteri:

  1. Size and Growth:

  2. Leaves: The leaves of Anubias barteri var. barteri are typically dark green and have a heart-shaped or oval appearance. The leaves are thick and leathery, providing resilience against damage and herbivorous fish.

  3. Rhizome: Like other Anubias species, Anubias barteri var. barteri grows from a horizontal rhizome. It's important not to bury the rhizome in the substrate but instead attach the plant to rocks, driftwood, or other decorations.

  4. Lighting and Conditions:

    Anubias barteri var. barteri is adaptable to a range of lighting conditions, but it generally prefers moderate to low light. It can thrive in both freshwater and brackish water conditions. This adaptability makes it suitable for various aquarium setups.
  5. Propagation: Anubias plants can be propagated by dividing the rhizome. Each section should have both roots and leaves. Propagation is a relatively straightforward process, and the new sections can be attached to different surfaces in the aquarium.

  6. Maintenance: Anubias barteri var. barteri is known for its low maintenance requirements. It is a slow-growing plant, which means it requires less frequent pruning than faster-growing species. Regular water changes and proper water quality maintenance contribute to its overall health.

  7. Placement: Due to its larger size, Anubias barteri var. barteri is often used in the background or midground of aquariums. Its broad leaves can provide a lush and natural appearance to the aquascape.

  8. Compatibility: Anubias barteri var. barteri is suitable for various community aquariums. It's generally not a preferred snack for herbivorous fish, thanks to its thick leaves, but individual fish behavior may vary.

Anubias barteri var. barteri is a popular choice among aquarists looking for a hardy and attractive plant to add to their freshwater aquariums. Its adaptability and ease of care make it suitable for both beginners and experienced hobbyists.