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Anubias barteri v. angustifolia

Anubias barteri v. angustifolia

Scientific name: Anubias barteri v. angustifolia

Family: Araceae

Usual maximum size in aquariums: 10 - 15 cm (3.94 - 5.91 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 5.5 - 8

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 0 - 18°N (0 - 321.43ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 20 - 30 °C (68 - 86°F)

Reproduction of the plant: Rhizome

Origin (in the wild): Africa

How fast these plants grow: Slow

Recommended substrate: Gravel

Demands on lighting: Subdued

Ideal placement in a fish tank: Foreground



Common Names

Anubias barteri v. angustifolia is known as Anubias lanceolata.


West Africa; Anubias barteri v. angustifolia are mostly exported from Guinea.

Planting Area

Midground to Foreground

Lighting Requirements

This Anubias species has low lighting requirements, but can tolerate virtually all levels except for too bright places (a plant may burn in such a case). This plant species is quite often planted in the shade of taller plants.


These plants are actually very easy to propagate. Being a rhizome plant, rhizomes can be divided into smaller pieces and new plants will grow from them as time goes by. Rhizomes shouldn’t be plated in the substrate too deep, otherwise they may start rotting; Instead, attach them gently to driftwood, rock or other object in the tank.


Anubias barteri v. angustifolia is very easy to care for in the aquarium. Since these plants do tolerate various water chemistry and should never need cutting back, they’re a favourite choice of many fishkeepers.

Short Description

This plant has long slender leaves that are a dark green; this provides a perfect contrast against the paler greens of other plants. They are not the easiest species of Anubias to find available but well worth buying if you can.

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