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Old 05-25-2012, 12:42 AM   #1
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Anubias nana "Stardust"


Hello everyone! A post about this eye-catching Anubias is up on my blog AquaBiota! Here is an excerpt of what you’ll find there, for the rest click on the link below! Thank you for taking the time to check out this post ☺ Enjoy!
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The defining characteristics as you can see in the pictures, is that there is a white vein that goes right down the middle of the leaves. The 3 pictures above are of young specimens, the white vein becomes more bright/wider and from that main vein, white "fork" lines go outward laterally across the leaf when the plant itself becomes older and more mature.



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Old 05-25-2012, 04:37 AM   #2
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i have some of this species but mine is more speckled than normal with big white blotches in some leaves i really like it
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:54 AM   #3
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i have some of this species but mine is more speckled than normal with big white blotches in some leaves i really like it
I think you have the variegated form that has been circulating in the hobby for a while. Stardust appearance/markings are much more subtle.
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:55 AM   #4
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Any pics of more mature specimens inspire?
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:07 AM   #5
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And nice blog, too. I spent a good amount of time looking at your pictures wishing I could go collecting in Japan too. Maybe a stupid question, but does it retain that pattern when submersed?
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:24 PM   #6
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Stardust is very hard to source :^( Been looking to order for a while!

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Old 05-25-2012, 10:34 PM   #7
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would you say this plant is around the same in terms of size as barter?
really cool anubias
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:43 PM   #8
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Same size as a nana bateri. There are a few variants that show these qualities.

Sadly its rare they are available here in the USA :^(
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:23 PM   #9
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@wabisabi - I had a few from waaaay back when I first kept this plant, but I have since lost them There are however pictures of mature specimens on the internet, just google the name

@gordonrichards - Myself and a friend of mine will actually have some for sale within a few weeks, if you are still interested, just keep your eyes open

@aweeby - Yes it does retain the markings underwater, and as I mentioned in the blog, the vein down the middle of the leaf gets more bright and wider as the Anubias matures, the pictured specimen is a young one, the white markings only get better with time!

@hybridherp - As for the size of this plant, its a basic nana size, leaves just under the size of a quarter.
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:50 PM   #10
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Definitely will have to watch for these I would love one or 2 for the 220g.
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Nice write up inspire! Very unique gem.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:52 PM   #12
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@catwat TYVM I really appreciate the kind words!
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