Anubias Heterophylla XL


1 plant, 10-14 inches tall.


Anubias heterophylla, commonly known as Broad Leaf Anubias or Congo Anubias, is a robust and attractive aquarium plant with broad, elongated leaves. Here are the care requirements to help you cultivate Anubias heterophylla successfully in your aquarium:

**1. Lighting:**
- Anubias heterophylla is adaptable to a range of lighting conditions. It can thrive in low to moderate light, making it suitable for aquariums with varying light levels.

**2. Substrate:**
- Attach the plant to hardscape elements like rocks or driftwood. Avoid burying the rhizome (horizontal stem) in the substrate, as it may lead to rot. Use fishing line or cotton thread to tie or glue the plant in place until it establishes itself.

**3. Fertilization:**
- Anubias heterophylla is not a heavy feeder. While it can absorb nutrients from the water and substrate, occasional liquid fertilization may benefit its growth.

**4. CO2 Injection:**
- CO2 supplementation is not strictly necessary for Anubias heterophylla. It is often included in low-tech setups without additional CO2.

**5. Temperature:**
- Maintain a temperature range of 64-85°F.  This plant is adaptable to a variety of temperatures within this range.

**6. Water Parameters:**
- pH: 6.0-7.5
- Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water is suitable.
- Anubias heterophylla is versatile regarding water parameters but prefers stable conditions.

**7. Pruning:**
- Minimal pruning is usually required. Remove any old or yellowing leaves to encourage new growth.
- Trim dead or damaged portions with clean scissors or pruning tools.

**8. Placement:**
- Anubias heterophylla can be placed in various locations within the aquarium. It's often used as a midground or background plant and can be attached to decor or positioned between rocks and driftwood.

**9. Water Flow:**
- Provide gentle water circulation to prevent debris from settling on the leaves. Anubias heterophylla is often found in slower-flowing areas of the aquarium.

**10. Tank Mates:**
- Choose tank mates that are compatible and won't disturb the plant. Anubias heterophylla is known for its resilience against fish that may nibble on plants.

**11. Algae Control:**
- Maintain good aquarium hygiene to prevent algae growth. Ensure that the leaves are kept clean to allow for optimal light absorption.

**12. Observation:**
- Regularly observe the plant for any signs of algae, pests, or diseases.
- Monitor its growth and adjust care routines based on the specific conditions of your aquarium.

Anubias heterophylla is a hardy and visually appealing aquarium plant. By following these care guidelines, you can enjoy the lush appearance of Anubias heterophylla in your aquarium.

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