Why do aquarium fish eat plants
Eating plants by aquarium fish is not such an important problem as diseases or, for example, those cases when fish do not eat food. But if in General everything in…

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Labyrinth fish. General characteristic
Who are labyrinth fish and why are they so called? This name was given to them for the so-called "labyrinth" of passages pierced by blood vessels, which is located on…

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Aplocheilidae
Previously, more than 200 species of this family belonged to the family rivulaceae. Except notobranchius, most aplocheilovyh have a narrow pike-like body length from 2 to 20 cm Dorsal fin…

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Anubias (Anubias)

It is not surprising that many species grow slowly in the aquarium. Leathery leaves, departing from the creeping rhizome, remain green for several years. Propagated by dividing the rhizome, which is broken into pieces with 3-5 leaves. Leafless areas of rhizomes are allowed to float until the formation of roots and leaf germination. Young plants are not recommended soils with an excess of organic matter, because at the same time the root system develops poorly. Temperature 23-28°C, pH 6-7. The light is diffused. Anubias don’t like frequent transplants.

As a result of crusio’s revision, conducted in 1979, it was established that the genus unites 8 species; in addition to those listed below, anubias gigantea, anubias gilletti, anubias slender (anubias gracilis), anubias spear-leaved (Anubias gastifolia), anubias raznolistny (anubias getero-phylla), anubias Pinerta (anubias rupaegtii).

Afzeli anubias (Anubias afzelii Schott)

Anubias Afzeli

South-West Africa. In the aquarium, the leaves are not higher than 20 cm. the Leaf blades are oval-lanceolate, leathery, dark green. The base of the leaf is narrowed, the apex is blunted. The petioles shorter than the leaves.

Anubias Barteri (anubias barteri Schott)

Equatorial Africa. The species has 5 varieties, previously considered independent species:

Anubias barteri var. barteri

Anubias Barteri

the leaf blade is heart-shaped cut at the base, the apex is pointed. Leaf length up to 30 cm. Anubias barteri var. angustifolia (SYN: Anubias lanceolata f. angustifolia) – narrow lanceolate leaves on a long petiole. Anubias barteri var. glabra (SYN.: Anubias lanceolata) — list shirokolantsetovidnye, length 15 and width is 5 cm long Petioles.

Anubias barteri var. nana (SYN.: Anubias nana)

Anubias Nana

the leaf is almost round, up to 10-15 cm long. Anubias barteri var. caladiifolia is a large plant with heart-shaped leaves up to 45 cm long and 8 cm wide.

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