Anubias nana 'Mbuna L'


Tropical jungle giants in small size - this is how we describe our striking Mbuna trees for the aquarium. The sandblasted root wood Mopani from southern Africa is particularly rich in structure with a distinctive depth effect. "Colophospermum mopane", as it is botanically called, is a hardwood tree native to hot and dry regions. Its very hard wood has a high resistance to weathering and can therefore be used well in both aquariums as well as terrariums.

The root size L is planted with three Anubias barteri var. nana.
After some time in the aquarium, it forms free hanging, liana-like roots, creating the impression of a time-honored tropical jungle giant in small format. With this root size, an aquarium should be at least 50 cm high.
Mbuna trees form ideal territorial boundaries, retreats and spawning grounds for fish. Tip: Antenna catfish love the mopani wood of Mbuna trees. No wonder they need cellulose from the roots for their digestion!




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Plant profile

Genus: Anubias
Species: barteri var.nana
Family: Araceae
Origin: Africa
Light: medium – low
Temperature: 22-28°C
Growth rate: slow
Area: On wood or rock
Height: 5-10 cm
pH: 5-9
Water hardness: very soft to very hard
Co2: 0-10 mg/l
Propagation: rhizome cuttings