Anubias heterophylla is an interesting aquatic plant that has a few requirements to thrive. Here are some additional points to consider:
- Water temperature: These plants prefer water temperatures between 72-82°F (22-28°C). If the temperature drops below 68°F (20°C), they may suffer damage to their leaves or stop growing.
- Water flow: Anubias heterophylla does not appreciate a strong current, so it’s best to avoid placing them in high flow areas. If the flow is too strong, it can damage their leaves or uproot them.
- Substrate: These plants can grow in a variety of substrates, from sand to gravel, but they do not require any nutrient-rich substrate. They can attach themselves to rocks or driftwood using their roots, so they don’t need to be planted in the substrate.
- Fertilization: These plants are not heavy feeders and can survive without added fertilizers. However, if you want to promote growth, you can add liquid fertilizers or root tabs.
- Compatibility: Anubias heterophylla is a great plant to keep with fish and other aquatic creatures. They do not produce any harmful chemicals and can provide shelter for small fish and fry.
- Propagation: These plants can be propagated by dividing the rhizome (the thick stem that connects the leaves). Simply cut the rhizome into smaller pieces and attach them to rocks or driftwood. They will root themselves and start growing in no time.
- Pests: Anubias heterophylla is not very susceptible to pests, but it can attract snails and algae. If you notice an infestation, you can remove the affected leaves or use a snail trap to catch the snails.