potted anubias out of water - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 03-23-2012, 05:39 AM Thread Starter
jfengler's Avatar
potted anubias out of water

is it ok to have my anubias with only water covering the pot and roots
jfengler is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 03-23-2012, 10:05 AM
Byron's Avatar
Yes. Anubias is an amphibious bog plant that will grow emersed (as you've described, leaves in air but roots wet) or submersed. In its naturalhabitat in Africa, it most often grows emersed, rarely submersed, though in aquaria it does very well fully submersed.

I don't know to what extent the leaves may change when grown emersed. Some plants form different leaves because leaves in air have different issues from those in water. According to Kasselmann, the varieties of Anubias barteri (which is likely the species you will have) have the same leaf forms emersed and submersed, but a couple of the varieties have slghtly larger leaves emersed.


Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
Byron is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Potted Plants? Christople Beginner Planted Aquarium 2 03-19-2011 12:34 PM
potted or not potted is the question xrayjeeper83 Beginner Planted Aquarium 9 04-30-2010 01:17 PM
Potted plants. Foster16 Beginner Planted Aquarium 4 04-12-2010 11:34 PM
Potted plants? pretzelsz Beginner Planted Aquarium 16 01-30-2010 06:51 PM
Can Anubias be grown out of water? FuzzAz Beginner Planted Aquarium 6 02-07-2009 12:29 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome