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Anubias nana flowering...

Wel, I've never had anubias nana flower in my previous tank (26g bowfront, T5 lighting). However, I recently upgraded my tank to 70g, and switched to metal halide lighting. As well, I've replaced my white cloud minnows with 6 juvenille discus and increased the tank temp to ~81F. Anyways, I noticed today that my anubias nana began to flower. Pretty cool (or should I say, warm). I guess either the metal halide lighting or the temperature increase, or both, caused the nana to flower.

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Cool.... Congrats on the flower!
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See... now is your chance to enjoy anubias flower. (I've had mine some months ago)

I see you are using metal halide (the same here on two tanks). They should be kept partially shaded by something so they will be pretty for a long time. Anubias on considerably high light actually can shoot out new leaves every month (1-3 a month) as I have seen them doing so.

Should no one is interested in consuming it, anubias flower can stay there for months.

Perhaps it is stress and better condition in the new setup tank which encourage it to flower...


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congratulations ! i have 3 flowers right now. My Otos like to chew on them


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I have a very large stand of Anubia Nanas that flower also. I do not have metal halide lighting though.

What I have found out that will increase your flowering is a change in pH. There has been several that also believe that pH change will increase flowering. Since you have changed tanks your parameters have also changed which could very well be the reason you now are having flowers.


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Thanks for the replies! It's nice to finally have a flowering plant. I might consider removing the glass lid of my 70g to see what kind of emersed plant growth arises from the other plant species. It'd be great to see some of the other species flower.

The difficulty lies not with my aquarium, but rather with the four felines that we have. They seem to like to drink out of the aquarium, and I'm afraid that they'll fall in.... or perhaps they might like to go fishing for discus!
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