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I was in Petsmart yesterday and they had what was labeled as anubias nana, but it was so tiny! the leaves were the size of pennies. It didn't say anything about being a miniature version. I would have bought it for my nano tank but I wanted to make sure it wasn't just a young version of the plant that was just going to grow to full size.
 

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It's a tissue culture so they can look pretty stunted in store, I had the same idea as you when I first saw it. It will probably be just a regular anubias nana if labeled as such since it's a clone. If you notice the stems they offer and sword look like itty bitty baby versions as well but will likely be normal once in proper conditions after a time.
 

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If had some for a year and the leaves are about the size of a squashed penny. From pet smart . they were tiny tiny in the bag. You can trim the older leaves down to the riozome when they get to big for you if u want and it will sprout more .
 

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If had some for a year and the leaves are about the size of a squashed penny. From pet smart . they were tiny tiny in the bag. You can trim the older leaves down to the riozome when they get to big for you if u want and it will sprout more .
Oh, so it may actually be a variant of the "nana" but isn't labeled as such. Good to know. I may pick up a pack next time I'm there.
 

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I've had pieces of anubias randomly decide to become petites. Usually it's when there isn't much rhizome, so it makes more sense to the plant to send out small leaves. Other times, I've had pieces that were still attached to a main large-leaf plant decide to petite itself. Only once or twice have I had an anubias revert back to large leaves once it ended up as a petite, but apparently that's fairly common. Mine must be weird then
 

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Ok, thanks, everyone. I went back and bought a package and yeah, the leaves were way smaller than I remembered. It came with two plants and they're so tiny! I put them in what will be my 1 gallon shrimp tank with small stones on top of the roots (not the rhizome) because they're too small to tie to anything. Hopefully they will just root in the gravel like my regular-sized anubias in my 55 gallon. I can't imagine these ever growing normal sized leaves, but it would be really interesting to see if that ever happens. One of my regular anubias plants in my 55 gallon grew a really small, rounded/curled leaf, but went back to normal-sized leaves after that.
Also, they are super dark green. Is that normal for the "petite" variety if that's what it is, or is it because of inadequate light?

Edit: I just added a picture of the early stages of this tank to My other thread, so you can see the tiny anubias plants.
 
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