Name: Anubias barteri 'coffeefolia'|
Origin: Domestic Cultivar|
This is one of my favorite aquarium plants! I have a wonderful specimen in the center of my planted tank. I've attached it to driftwood, and it should be stunning when it gets bigger. I bought it relatively small. It is very undemanding, and is great in my low-light tank. Because the leaves on the plant last so long, they tend to get algae on them over time, but an Oto and a Siamese Algae Eater take care of that for me.
The Anubias barteri "coffeefolia" in my 200 liter tank has grown incredibly fast for an Anubias. The rhyzome has divided several times, in fact, and the plant is easily quadrupled in size in less than a year. The older leaves have definitely suscepted to brush algae but are quickly replaced with new leaves. I'm actually using this large plant as a foreground for the entire midsection of my planted tank with 4 Watts per gallon and Yeast CO2.
I have had this plant for only a couple of months now. It is definitely the fastest growing anubias plant I have kept! In a tank with T5 HO lighting and CO2 I am getting a new leaf every 10-14 days. However, in a 20 L hex tank with a Coralife bulb it has yet to produce a leaf, but still looks very healthy.
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