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Anubias congensis



Anubias congensis grows in natural conditions in tropical reservoirs located in West Africa. The plant is not demanding and can be recommended to beginner aquarists.

Anubias congensis rather tall plant, depending on the conditions its height can reach 60 cm, which requires a tall aquarium. The leaves are lanceolate in shape. Young bushes often have red-brown leaves. As the plant develops, the color of its leaves changes to bright green. The leaf plate is up to 21 cm long and 9 cm wide. If not disturbed, the bush eventually becomes what is called gigantic. Its growth rate is very slow, producing only a few new leaves per year.

Anubias congensis

Anubias congensis is excellent for keeping in cichlid aquariums, as its tough leaves and strong root system resist well against fish encroachment to be eaten. Planting the shrub is recommended in the foreground or middle ground, where it will perfectly harmonize with other plants.

Water parameters: temperature 22-27° C, hardness dH 4-18°, pH 5,5-9,0. In natural habitats the soil is saturated with iron-containing elements, so the aquarium environment requires feeding fertilizers based on iron, to ensure that the plant has optimal nutrition. It should be noted that feeding CO2 does not accelerate the growth of the plant, so it can be abandoned.

By light Anubias congensis undemanding, the plant feels quite comfortable with the light intensity of about 0.2-0.3 W / L. Light duration of 8-10 hours a day. Planting a plant in the aquarium, take into account that it is a shade-loving, and therefore plant it in the darkest place. In a dark place the plant grows much better than in a lighter place. Direct sunlight is not allowed.

Anubias congensis is a hardy species of plant. It can grow either in an aquarium substrate or simply attached to snags or rocks, where their root system gradually envelops them, making their appearance even more impressive.


Propagation

Anubias congensis is propagated by lateral shoots that appear at the rhizome. You can also propagate the shrub by dividing its rhizome. To do this, you can cut off a part of the root with a few leaves. The cuttings can be completely or partially submerged in soil.

Anubias congensis

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