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It sent up a long stem which I thought would be a new leaf, but it has opened now and it's a flower.

I'm wondering what good a flower will do underwater? I've never even seen an underwater flower before, lol.
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awesome.

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Can you measure your NO3 and PO4 levels. High PO4 levels should induce flowering. Pics pics pics


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Can you measure your NO3 and PO4 levels. High PO4 levels should induce flowering. Pics pics pics
I second that, pics pics pics! :twisted:

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I don't have the test kits for those things.

Ok ok I'll take a pic, lol.
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I hear calls for pics of flowering anubias. Recently my patch of anubias in my 29 gallon grow-out tank starting flowering all at once. The flowers aren't as pretty and white anymore as they were a few weeks ago. I think in the picture at least six flowers are present.


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Yep, that's it! Mine hasn't fully developed quite yet. I will get a pic when it does.

So, back to my original question..... what good does an underwater flower do? Are there aqua-bees that I don't know about? lol!
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Great Pic Mario. I have a few gold skirt tetras like that in my tank as well. I hope my patch of anubias will flower for me one day..

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Yep, that's it! Mine hasn't fully developed quite yet. I will get a pic when it does.

So, back to my original question..... what good does an underwater flower do? Are there aqua-bees that I don't know about? lol!
Sorry, I think they are not supposed to be flowering under water. Anubias, like the majority of our aquarium plants in nature do not exclusively grow submerged. Obviously, the anubias flower is only of use when it's growing emersed- even though I would love to see aquabees in action. :lol: As far as I can tell, bright light induces flowering. I saw the same thing with my Samolus, which flowers continuosly under high light, but never does under low light.

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Great Pic Mario. I have a few gold skirt tetras like that in my tank as well. I hope my patch of anubias will flower for me one day..

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My PO4 level is pretty much 0 and I also have flowering Anubias Nanas. It does seem that the amount of CO2 and pH has something to do with getting flowers on the Anubias.

I sometimes don't recharge my DIY CO2 system and when I do get around to doing it the pH will change and the C02 levels will go up and ooopppps!!! There goes another little flower!!!


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mine is about to flower. it has such a cool little bud.
it looks like a peace lilly plant with its flowers.
i looked and looked but could find no information on whether the two plants are related.
anyone know?

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no, they are not. But they both flower with Cala Lilly flowers... well well. My patch sent up 7 flowers a month or two ago. It does look awesome doesnt it.

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Aquabees, do you mean bee shrimp? lol
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Mine put up a flower too. Must be the time of year they do that!
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