Anubias Minima is one of the best options for low tech aquariums. Here are some additional points to consider when keeping Anubias in your tank:
- Anubias are slow-growing plants and don’t require frequent pruning. This makes them an ideal choice for aquarists who prefer low-maintenance plants.
- They can be propagated by splitting the rhizome into smaller pieces. This can be done during routine tank maintenance to create new plants and fill in empty areas of the tank.
- Anubias roots should not be buried in the substrate as this can lead to root rot. Instead, they can be tied to driftwood or rocks using fishing line or thread.
- While Anubias can tolerate low light, they will grow faster and healthier under moderate light. A good rule of thumb is to provide at least 0.5 watts per litre of water.
- Anubias can benefit from occasional fertilisation but it’s important not to overdo it. Use a fertiliser that’s specifically designed for aquarium plants and follow the instructions on the label.
- In addition to preventing algae growth, good water flow around Anubias can help deliver nutrients to the plant and oxygenate the water. This can be achieved with the use of a powerhead or a filter with adjustable flow.