Ethical aspects of aquariums
Ethics is a set of principles of correct behavior, a theory or system of moral values. Applicable to Pets, this means that the owner of the animal must do everything…

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Astronotus
Amazon basin and Parana. Length - up to 30 cm. the body is oval, strongly compressed from the sides. Thick soft skin seems velvety. On the brownish background scattered black…

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What water to pour into the aquarium
If you are a beginner aquarist, then you have to perform a lot of preparatory work for the launch of the aquarium. Even if you can not wait to start…

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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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