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Old 01-12-2019, 01:28 AM   #1
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For $200 and a trip to Aruba...name this Anubias

Hi all,
I just purchased an Anubias, simply labeled an "Assorted Anubias". It seems to have longer narrower leaves than the other Anubiases (Anubiae?) that I've seen. Can anyone tell me what variety this appears to be?

I went ahead and planted it in my tank, I'm hoping it's a variety that can grow in substrate.

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Anubias Frazeri
this one!!!
https://www.petsmart.com/fish/decor-...i-5224668.html



Anubias Congensis
My guess would be one of these two.

Or possibly
Anubias angustifolia
Anubias Minima
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The roots hanging down can grow in substrate, the fatter stem which the leaves come off of cannot be planted under the substrate.

Just tug it up so that it is above the substrate with a bit of space underneath, you can also just stick a rock under the Rhizome part, the fat stem.
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:27 AM   #4
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Thanks Autumn,

You're right, my plant looks exactly like any one of the four you mentioned! Which doesn't really narrow it down but I suppose their care is so similar it doesn't really matter.

Darn it, I was thinking an Anubias was not a rhizome plant because I wanted a substrate plantable one. I already have a Java Windelov that I glued on a rock, and I wanted a plant to replace the Red something-or-another that I already killed and had to remove. I'll just pull it up a bit, maybe it can just sit loosely on the gravel.
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By the way, can you give me an assessment on my Banana Plant?

I have two, the other one looks larger and greener, this little guy looks rather brown. I pulled off a dead leaf the other day and am unsure if he's doing well. He seems to have some faint fuzz around him and that doesn't seem like a good thing.

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If one of the "banana" roots is rotting trim it off. If just fuzzy rinse the bottom off in the faucet, rub off any fuzzy thing you can. It is likely dying.

I have had awesome luck with some and often they turn to mush bit by bit. They like light.

Even a DW twig or a river stone or yard rock if it doesn't have any poison stuff on it. under the rhizome. Roots grow in fine.
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I can't tell which one is decaying, they all look the same to me. I will do the rinsing and rub off the fuzz though.

Darn it, the fish store employee told me the Banana Plants would do fine when I described my aquarium conditions. But he also sold me the Red-whatever and I was certain that one wasn't on anyone's Plants For the Beginner Aquarist list.

Too bad, I really like unusual looking plants. I bought the Anubias because I was killing everything else even though I don't particularly prefer the traditional looking leaves.

The twig is a great idea, I don't really have room for another rock. Would a teeny tiny...literally a twig...of driftwood sink and hold the plant down? I've never used driftwood before.

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You got those from Petco or PetSmart didn't you?

I got the same thing with no real description all in my 29g and I'm limited in plant knowledge so I planted it in my gravel with the roots submerged and part of the stem not knowing any better. They are still alive and well. I did this in sand in my betta tank and killed it. It seems that gravel is a little more forgiving when it comes to the depth it's planted.
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I think it gets smothered.
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I purchased the Anubias and the Java Fern from Petco. I suppose the average Petco consumer is a novice like myself and doesn't delve too far into intricacies like specific varieties. I purchased these plants because I like the snail-free condition of the plants-in-a-tube.
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