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Anubias question

I ve decided to compliment my oscar tank with anubias plant(planning to add more)
my question is: can anubias survive without any ferts?



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Anubias is one of the hardiest and easiest to grow plants out there... Yes, it can survive without ferts (assuming you do at least water changes, which I'm sure you do given that it's an oscar tank). The real question is, can it survive your oscar? lol.
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Anubias is one of the hardiest and easiest to grow plants out there... Yes, it can survive without ferts. The real question is, can it survive your oscar? lol.

LOL... will find out tomorrow LOL.....
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Your filthy old oscar will provide more than enough "ferts" for your tank!


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I fert mine with Seachem Excel once a week after a WC. They grow fast enough to be split every 2-3 months. My severums do not bother the anubias or the java ferns. I can't speak for oscars but severums are as close as I can get in destructive behavior.

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I had an Oscar that grew almost a foot long and he bulldozed everything from gravel to heavy decor. I'm sure he'll do the same with the plant.
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I had an Oscar that grew almost a foot long and he bulldozed everything from gravel to heavy decor. I'm sure he'll do the same with the plant.
This might be true. But then it might not. So the big question might be if it is worth trying. If we don't try it we can be certain that we won't have a plant in the tank. If we do try it what do we lose? Maybe a plant in exchange for knowledge?
I think you've got a shot at making it work. The fish will dig, almost sure. But is he going to dig where the plant is or someplace where he can build himself a nice spot to spawn? I don't think of Oscar as being very prone to hiding under rocks. My guess is that he may find a nice soft spot to dig out away from the rocks! He needs ROOM to dance. How about keeping us posted on what happens.
I might have tried the plant in a tray so that it could be moved around until I did find where the big guy digs.
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