Good Plants For Fish Tanks “Anubias Gracilis”

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Good Plants For Fish Tanks “Anubias Gracilis” – Anubias Gracilis first mentioned in 1920 by Chevalier and validly described by Hutchinson and Dalziel in 1936. Anubias gracilis is one of the larger representatives of the genus Anubias. In nature, it grows on the banks of jungle rivers in West Africa. This species is not often found in trade.

Anubias Gracilis has a unique leaf shape. In my opinion, that shaped is the great elegant looks. It’s strong plant and resistant to a wide range of environmental conditions, and This plant is the right choice for beginners. This plant can grow on rocks and driftwood or planted into the ground without stockpiling parts rhizome.

Anubias Gracilis can rise above the surface of the Aquarium, but keep in mind that plants grow significantly larger on the water. Low light conditions would be enough to grow plants on this one but if you are trying to improve the lighting as well as intake CO2 will allow these plants grow faster.

Good Plants For Fish Tanks Anubias Gracilis

Good Plants For Fish Tanks “Anubias Gracilis”

Anubias Gracilis grows quite slowly like most Anubias Species, and other plants can grow up to 30 cm high and the overall width up to 20 cm. See another article about Anubias Plant Types, here.

Good Plants For Fish Tanks Anubias Gracilis

Good Plants For Fish Tanks “Anubias Gracilis”

This plant can be propagated by dividing the rhizome. This plant will slowly grow when cultivated submersed in an aquarium, but it will grow faster in the emersed method. It prefers a temperature range of 22-26 degrees C or 72-79 degrees F. This plant can place in midground or background.

Good Plants For Fish Tanks Anubias Gracilis

Good Plants For Fish Tanks “Anubias Gracilis”

Plant Profile

  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
  • Order: Alismatales
  • Family: Araceae
  • Genus: Anubias
  • Scientific Name: Anúbias grácilis A.Chev. Ex Hutch.
  • Common Name: Anubias Gracilis
  • Native To West Africa (Sierra Leone and Guinea)
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Lighting Requirement: Low
  • CO2 Requirement: Low
  • Height: 30 cm – 60 cm
  • Width: 30 cm – 60 cm
  • Position in Aquarium: Midground,  Background, and Cichlid proof plant
  • Temperature: 22-26 degrees C (72-79 degrees F)
  • Difficulty: easy
  • pH: 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water hardness: 5 – 12 dGH
  • Usual growth rate: 2 – 6 leaves per year