The Anubias barteri plant is a very popular plant in the aquarium hobby due to its visual appeal and how easy it is to care for. This plant will grow in just about any type of lighting, but its leaves grow more quickly and densely under high-intensity lighting. Anubias barteri can tolerate just about any type of water hardness and pH levels; however, it tends to do best in soft water with a pH of 6.5 to 7.5. It can also grow in a wide range of water temperatures, but we recommend keeping it in water that is anywhere from 72° to 82° F for the best growth results.
The leaves of Anubias barteri are large, pointed at the ends, and leathery in texture. Because its leaves are tough, they are usually not eaten by fish or other plant-eating critters. This plant is excellent for aquariums that house fish, snails, and dwarf shrimp, as it provides biofilm, hiding places, and security for all aquarium inhabitants.
Approximate shipping size ranges from 2 to 5 inches tall and 2 to 4 inches wide, which is larger than the shipping sizes of most others on the market! It comes with bare roots that should be planted by attaching them to some wood, rocks, or decor in the aquarium.
As with all of our plants, our Anubias barteri plants are bright and healthy because they are kept in a water in a plant-dedicated tank rather than plastic packaging, which means your plant will arrive in top condition.
What We Like About This Plant:
- Its large and thick, bright green leaves
- Very hardy
- Tough enough to withstand munching aquarium animals
- Minimal care requirements
- Temperature: 72° - 82° F (22.2° - 27.8° C)
- pH: 6.5 - 7.5
- Lighting: Low to moderate for slow growth, high intensity lighting for faster growth.
- Origin: Tank-raised, but indigenous to central and western Africa.
- Aquarium placement: Middle to background
- Care: Easy to moderate
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