Anubias Nana - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-02-2015, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
CaptainRaikenJack2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: East Sussex, England
Posts: 69
Red face Anubias Nana



So a while ago in my betta tank i got an Anubias plant for my betta, Ice.
I was wondering, as it was not preventing but encouraging the growth of blackbeard algae, can i grow it out of water?
So far, I have literally just put its roots into a glass bottle and left the leaves and a part of the stem out top. To humidify, I use one of those mist squiriting bottles, and was wondering if this is successful, can i puit it back into my bettas tank? THX!
CaptainRaikenJack2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-02-2015, 05:46 PM
Member
 
Aqua Aurora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: South East PA
Posts: 5,270
Plants do no encourage algae growth, however if they come with algae on them and are not 'dipped' before putting into the tank they will continue to grow algae. BBA (black beard algae) is easy enough to remove, look up bleach dipping aquatic plants. [Here's a video] I followed for my first anubias bleach dip for tips. Anubias is very tolerant to bleach dips, just very thoroughly was it after. To prevent BBA from returning after removal, look at your lighting distance, type, and time on, as well as nitrates and balance of ferts in the tank. Imbalances in these seem to help encourage bba growth.

To answer your other question, yet anubias can be grown emersed (above water) in high humidity environment. Like in the aquarium, the rhizome cannot be buried or it will rot, however you can add aquatic moss on top of the rhizome to help keep it moist. People often use inert clay media and pots of water or smaller tupeprwares with water in a tank for emersed setups. [Here is a site] that might offer some more tips on setting up an emersed setup. Alternatively if you have a 20g high you can drain 1/2 the water ans sue it as a 10g tank and attach anubias to say driftwood that pokes up out of the water, letting roots reach the water to nutrients (lid is recommended to keep humidity levels up, but a hole(s) is needed to let air vent).

[Started updating my Journal again, view here]
Due to photobuckets bs cost for use of images on forums I have deleted all photobucket accounts. I apologize if you enjoyed or found my old photos helpful.
Aqua Aurora is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-11-2015, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
CaptainRaikenJack2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: East Sussex, England
Posts: 69
Thankyou so much your info was very useful!! Im grateful you took the time to reply. thx mate!
CaptainRaikenJack2 is offline  
Reply

Tags
anubias. out of water , ice

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










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



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How many anubias? (Nana) finnfinnfriend Planted Betta Tanks 3 03-01-2014 03:16 PM
Need some help with new anubias nana. 914joe Planted Betta Tanks 16 10-28-2012 07:44 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome