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Re: [APD] Plant ID
I have some of this plant. It was one of my first aquarium plants. I
got it at PetCo under the name of Anubias afzelii. All the literature I
have ever seen refers to A. afzelii as a */much/* larger plant but this
one stays very small, leaves no longer then 2" under every conceivable
light or nutrient situation. It does grow incredibly slowly, on the
order of 1 leaf every few months in conditions where the A nana, petite,
barteri, golden, marbled, coffeefolia, and Gabon all put out several
leaves a week (more or less).
John T. Fitch wrote:
> I have a plant, sold by an LFS as an Anubias, which has been growing very slowly in my tank over the past five years. A few of the leaves have developed a darker green, velvety coating in places. Here's a picture of the plant:
> I would appreciate a better identification of the plant and, if possible, the coating. If the coating is an algae, should it be scraped off, or would it be better to cut the leaf off completely. I'm reluctant to prune too many leaves, because it takes so long to grow new ones!
> Thanks in advance.
> John T. Fitch
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