Anubias Nancon (Anubias barteri "Nana" x Anubias afzelii "Congensis"), bare root
Anubias Nancon is a superb hybrid that grows to an impressive, yet manageable size and is a very adaptable, hardy variety for the planted aquarium, terrarium, or paludarium!
Anubias Nancon (Anubias barteri “Nana” x Anubias afzelii "Congensis") is an Anubias hybrid that was developed by aquarist Bob Gasser and has been cultivated in nurseries. It has relatively long and pointed leaves as well as compact growth, which is distinctive for this variety. Like virtually all Anubias plants, it is extremely hardy, undemanding, and can thrive in a variety of water parameters.
Care for Anubias Nancon is identical to other Anubias plants. It is best placed in the midground or background 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 or Short Nose 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 Anubias Nancon 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:
- Unique Anubias hybrid that is lush an attractive in growth
- Excellent for the low-light aquarium midground
- 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: Lab-grown tissue culture, but indigenous to Africa
- Aquarium placement: Midground
- Care: Easy
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