Anubias Nana

Anubias Nana

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Anubias nana is a short plant with broad leaves. Its dark green colors make it an attractive plant and it will help keep your tank water clean and oxygenated. It’s slow growing so you don’t need to put much effort into maintaining it, just a trim now and then. It’s easy to propagate too so you can start with a small amount and gradually grow it throughout your tank.

Anubias nana (Anubias barteri var. nana) is a variety of the freshwater plant species Anubias barteri, from the Araceae family Though these are the most common names, it is also sometimes referred to as dwarf Anubias.

A lot of common aquarium plants come from Asia, but this species is native to Africa (Cameroon and Nigeria).

Its hardy nature means it can be kept in a variety of conditions. It can grow both partially or fully submerged, making it popular for a range of aquariums and paludariums.

As one of the shortest plants available, it is ideal for covering the substrate and providing habitats for bottom-dwelling fish (like loaches and catfish). This leaves more free swimming space higher up in the water.

Their leaves are a deep green, adding some attractive color to the bottom of the tank. You shouldn’t have much trouble with propagation either, so it’s cheap and easy to spread this color across your tank.

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