Golden Anubias Nana (Anubias barteri var. “Golden nana”), pot
This Anubias variety is a true standout due to its lime green leaves!
Golden Anubias Nana (Anubias barteri “Golden nana”) is a rare variant of Anubias barteri “Nana” that is not often seen in the aquarium hobby. It boasts very bright, lime green leaves rather than the darker green leaves of other Anubias varieties. Like virtually all Anubias plants, it is extremely hardy, undemanding, and can thrive in a variety of water parameters. This unusual golden variety is sure to be immediately noticeable in any aquarium.
Care for Golden Anubias Nana is identical to other Anubias plants. It is best placed in the middle ground and will look its best under low to moderate lighting. Excessive lighting can result in unattractive and pesky algae growth on its leaves. However, this algae growth can easily be kept under control in an aquarium with a healthy population of shrimp (especially Amano shrimp), snails, and/or algae-eating fish that will constantly graze on the algae without harming the Anubias plant itself. Most herbivorous animals will not harm Golden Anubias Nana whatsoever, although some bio-fim/”wood-eating” Panaque genus plecos may “chew” holes in its leaves. Like many Anubias species, this plant is slow and steady in growth and does not seem to respond significantly to CO2 supplementation. It thrives best when attached to driftwood or rockwork. It can be planted in the substrate but its rhizome (roots) must not be buried in the substrate or it will rot and recede. It can also be planted emersed in terrariums, paludariums, and viquariums.
What We Like About This Plant:
- Bright, lime green leaves that are not seen in other Anubias varieties
- Extremely versatile and durable
- Thrives when tied/attached to aquarium driftwood and rockwork
- Requires low to moderate lighting and little to no supplementation in nutrient-rich water
- Temperature: 72° - 80° F (22° - 27° C)
- pH: 5.5 - 9.0
- Lighting: Low to moderate
- Origin: Indigenous to Africa, cultivated in Taiwan nurseries
- Aquarium placement: Middle
- Care: Easy
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