View Full Version : something like anubias minus the insane growth lol

05-27-2010, 02:19 AM
hey everybody,

i was wondering what any suggestions are for something which looks like anubias but doesn't grow so large to the point where it just curls at the top of a 20 gallon long tank...

i love the look of my anubias but it's just a pain how quickly it over grows. i'm open to any suggestions. thanks!

05-27-2010, 02:30 AM
Are you sure you have anubias? They're pretty compact and slow growing.

05-27-2010, 02:31 AM
I second AmyLynn on this one. Although if you do infact have an Anubias that large I would be more than happy to take it off your hands :hmm3grin2orange:

Do you have any photos of the plant?

05-27-2010, 02:35 AM
Im far from an expert on plants, but I agree with the others... Don't anubias, stay close the the floor of the tank?

05-27-2010, 02:48 AM
There are some very tall species of anubias out there; lanceolata,hastifolia,gigantea etc. But these are not very common in the general LFS setting and anubias themselves can be grown emersed very readily so I doubt it would curl up and wither from getting a little bit out of the water.

05-27-2010, 03:18 AM
Check out this site http://plantgeek.net/plantguide.php huge plant database. Diff types of anubias, but I wasn't aware of any that grew fast.

05-27-2010, 03:37 AM
oops it's anacharis haha big difference my bad guys

05-27-2010, 03:38 AM
Lmao, very very different plants! I suggest anubias. Get the nanas or the nanas petite. Java fern (wendelov or needle leaf) is another option.

05-27-2010, 03:42 AM
yea definitely huge difference hahaha but ok thanks lab rat i'll look at them

Lady Hobbs
05-27-2010, 09:59 AM
Tie it to rocks or wood.