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Anubias nana Mini

Anubias nana Mini

This is by far the smallest Anubias I have ever seen and if you have a quick look at the pictures below you will see just how small the leaves are! Quite incredible really. The number of leaves that are packed into Anubias nana Mini is really amazing because it’s absolutely loaded.

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The pot is the usual 5.5cm in diameter so no surprises there and Anubias nana Mini doesn’t throw any punches there either because like the rest of its family it’s dead easy to grow. Because Anubias nana Mini is a slow growing aquarium plant it naturally prefers a low tech tank so anything where the lighting is relatively low and not on for too long every day. It’s 100% fine without pressurised CO2, but similarly if you do have it, it will bring the plant on quicker assuming you’re using lots of fertilisers.

Anubias nana Mini should be tied onto wood or rock – just like the other Anubias the reason for this is simple – if you planted it in the substrate, the rhyzome would rot and the plant would die.

Suitable for beginners and up, this delightful aquarium plant is unchallenging, rewarding and easy to grow. Looks best in aquariums which are smaller due to the leaf size so if you have a nano aquarium (say 30-40L is size) then it will look a pretty picture.

You can find this particular plant by clicking here .

Anubias are easy right? If you struggle, read on…

I think so and you’ll succeed with them if you remember these few things:

  1. they don’t need much light
  2. they need tying to wood or rock (always)
  3. they grow slow so be patient

Too many hobbyists place them in the wrong position and this stresses them out. They are placed near the filter outlet or close to the light. If you want your anubias to dump their leaves pretty fast, just position them there.

Similarly, sometimes anubias will drop all their leaves which is rather frustrating. I’s a bit like a snake shedding their skin, but in this case it’s due to their new environment. If it’s dramatically different from where they have been growing, then it might happen. Doesn’t always but sometimes.

And this is my favourite anubias atm = what’s yours?