Anubias barteri var. barteri
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Anubias barteri is one of the most popular Anubias and many different cultivated variants can be found. This "Broad Leaf" variant has round, dark green leaves that taper to a soft point and is the most common, often known simply as "Anubias barteri". The leaves are thick and not usually bothered by most fish. Although slow growing, it can grow fairly tall and is best as a midground or eventually a background plant (especially in shorter tanks).
Anubias plants are native to Africa, although many different varieties, variations and hybrids have been created. The genus contains eight different species and several variations, most often of the as a whole generally consists of plants with darker green, very thick leaves that can be elliptical, triangular, round or heart-shaped.
Anubias are fairly forgiving and adaptable. Most are best in lower light aquariums and may be overtaken by algae in tanks with higher lighting. They can also be grown in paludariums with their leaves exposed and the root systems underwater. They can tolerate higher pH and hardness levels, making them suitable for African cichlid aquariums. Anubias grow slowly in aquariums but may have more rapid growth in paludariums. Carbon dioxide and fertilizer supplements can be used but are not usually necessary.
The roots on Anubias plants grow from a stiff, thick rhizome. When planting, plant only the roots and leave the rhizome exposed. Anubias can also be attached to rocks or driftwood; use fishing line or other ties to secure the plant in place until the roots attach.
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|Common Name||Broad Leaf Barteri|
|Scientific Name||Anubias barteri var. barteri|
|Origin||western Africa (cultivated)|
|Light Intensity||Low to Moderate|
|Water Hardness||Moderate to Hard|
|Substrate||Hard (gravel, rock or wood)|
|Flowers||Yes, white flowers|
Ratings & Reviews
So far doing well
I've had excellent results with anubias in the past so I was excited to order several from ThatPetPlace. They arrived in great shape and are doing just fine in my 55 gal. aquarium. The darker leaves provide a good contrast with the other lighter-leaved plants. Based on past experience, I expect the plants to do well for years.