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Re: White Anubias

I got a similar anubias from Singapore two years ago. The leaves are not
that White in my tank, but they do have patches of white. It was sold as
Anubias Variegata. Wonder if Raymond still has it at Aqua Mart.

Madan Subramanian
Bangalore, India.

> Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2002 15:32:42 -0800
> From: Thomas Barr <tcbiii at earthlink_net>
> Subject: Re: White Anubias
> > Subject: White Anubias

> Paint:)
> No, it's an unusually white strain of a variegated Anubias barteri.
> Combined with low NO3, and high traces, PO4 etc produces a nice white
> If more NO3 is added the color is not so white and more chlorophyll is
> produced giving a greener color. Variegated plants grow slower since they
> have less green pigment than normal same species plants. This is why we
> don't see albino plants, no Chl a so they sprout and die after the food
> reserves are used up. This plant is very white but not completely so it
> grow, although slowly.
> This plant came from an Asian farm.
> Regards,
> Tom Barr