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Guppygalore
01-19-2015, 07:57 PM
Can we grow anubias without gravel? If so what would I anchor it to?
Would I need co2 to grow it? If so how woul I get co2 into the tank? Or would it survive on the co2 exhaled from the fish? Would the fishes waste be enough to fertilise the Anubis or would I have to fertilise it?
Thanks,
Guppygalore

Brhino
01-19-2015, 08:44 PM
yes, you can grow it without substrate. You an anchor it to a rock, or driftwood, or a decoration. You can use fishing line to anchor it, or even super glue gel. It can grow without CO2 or fertilization, although it will grow better with those things.

Anubias is one of the hardiest plants - it doesn't take much for it to grow.

fishmommie
01-19-2015, 09:47 PM
+ to above. If you don't have fishing line you can use sewing thread.

hydrophile
01-19-2015, 10:26 PM
Ours is tied to a decoration using 100% cotton string from the Dollar Tree. The roots have grown out around the decoration and down into the substrate while other roots reach out into the water. I'm hoping that it will anchor itself to the decoration before the string rots. I tried super glue gel, but we kept knocking the plant loose during water changes.

SueD
01-20-2015, 12:37 AM
I've tied them to driftwood, but the last time I used Loctite gel super glue. Easier for me.

Cliff
01-20-2015, 12:39 AM
I have always used either fishing line or rubber bands.

I have also found it to be a very very easy plant to care for and will grow easily

Guppygalore
01-20-2015, 08:12 AM
Hello thanks for all your replies. Just one more question how would we propagate it? Would we just cut it at the rhizome where a branch is and just anchor it on to something?
Thanks,
Guppygalore

Brhino
01-20-2015, 01:38 PM
yup. Just slice through the rhizome, and then you've got two plants.

hydrophile
01-20-2015, 03:17 PM
yup. Just slice through the rhizome, and then you've got two plants.

Woah! I might have to do this with ours soon. The rhizome is just starting to grow past the edge of the decoration. I should have done it when we first bought the plant. Double the plants for your money \o/

Guppygalore
01-20-2015, 04:25 PM
Thank you all would this plant be suitable for goldfish or would he eat it?
Thanks,
Guppygalore

Brhino
01-20-2015, 04:42 PM
it should be fine. Anubias leaves and stems are very tough, so most fish can't chew through them. It's one of the plants that generally gets recommended for tanks with plant-eating fish in them.

Guppygalore
01-20-2015, 04:51 PM
Would a fantail goldfish be fine in my 14 gallon. I have a filter rated for 30+ and I keep up with regular maintenance. I have guppies at the moment but there personality isn't that great. Would you suggest in keeping them or would the tank be big enough for 1 fantail? If I was to keep the guppies how much can I get as I only have 6 at the moment?

Well can you let me know if a 14 gallon is enough for a fantail?

Brhino
01-20-2015, 05:06 PM
No, I would not keep a goldfish in a 14 gallon tank. A properly cared for goldfish can get very large. You'd be better off sticking with guppies in a tank that size.

Of course, if it's an option, the best choice is always to get a bigger tank! :hmm3grin2orange:

Guppygalore
01-20-2015, 05:11 PM
Id go with the guppies. How much guppies for the 14 gallon?

Brhino
01-20-2015, 05:17 PM
Your water parameters will help determine how much you can safely stock. Have you been checking them? If your ammonia and nitrite are zero and you're keeping your nitrates under control, you could add a few more but I wouldn't push it too far.

You might think about adding some invertebrates like snails or shrimp. They add interest to a tank but contribute very little to bioload.

Guppygalore
01-20-2015, 05:25 PM
The parameters are good I do frequent water changes