Anubias, a hardy freshwater plant is capable of adding some bright colors to your aquarium and it is definitely one of the best beginner’s plants.

How to safely plant Anubias in your fish tank?

As the initial step to achieve the splendid look of Anubias, you need to plant them the right way. This article will take you through a step by step process of planting anubias in your tank so that they stay lively for a longer time.

Required supplies

  • Anubias plants
  • Lava rocks
  • Pesticide neutralizer

Required tools

  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Wood tight thread
  • Plant Glue

Total cost: USD 60


Total time: 2 hours

  • Step 1 – Remove the plant from package

    Remove the Rockwool carefully

    Remove the plant from the pot. The plant is usually kept in a medium called the Rockwool. Remove the Rockwool from the roots by making use of a pair of tweezers. It might be little difficult to not to rip off the roots in the process, but it’s okay to do so because roots are basically useless.

  • Step 2 – Pesticide Neutralizer

    Cleaning with pesticide neutralizer

    Soak/Spray the plant with a pesticide neutralizer that is safe. Rinse the plant well in water to get rid of pests and snails.

  • Step 3 – Rinse

    Rinsing Anubias

    Rinse the plant thoroughly in water to remove any residues of rockwool.

  • Step 4 – Trim

    Trimming the roots

    Cut off the roots from the plant.

  • Step 5 – Attaching the rock

    Anubias attached to Lava rock

    Select the lava rock with which you want to attach your Anubias plant. Make use of the appropriate lava rock which would suit the hardscape of your aquarium.

  • Step 6 – Tie the plant

    Bunch of Anubias ready to be planted

    Place the plant in a comfortable position on the rock and pass a wood tight or fishing line through the stems of the plant and around the rock to attach them together. Tie them at more than one spot to avoid misplacement. Do not tie it too tight as its purpose is to just make it stay in place.

  • Step 7 – Trim


    Cut off the excess wood tight as it might hurt the fishes in your aquarium, also trim the old leaves from the Anubias bunch.

  • Step 8 – Placement

    Placement of Anubias

    Place it at an appropriate place in your tank as per your aquascape.


Anubias Stunning Aquascape

Once placed appropriately according to the aquascape, Cut off the extra-large leaves that are sticking out to suit your tank layout.

We hope this how-to guide is useful for fellow hobbyists and are happy to hear from you on improvising this article.

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