Blooming Anubias

4th February 2021

Blooming Anubias - February 2021

This week my photo shoot comes from my living room, where something rather interesting was happening in one of my aquariums.

One of the plants, an Anubias barteri, had decided to produce a flower bud about a week ago, and on the morning of my photo shoot it had breached the water surface. By late afternoon the bud had opened, and the flower had emerged. It certainly wasn't the most beautiful of objects, but was definitely interesting in appearance.

This was only the second time I'd had a flower on one of my aquarium plants in over twenty years of keeping tropical fish, hence the reason I was a bit excited!

Breaking the Surface - February 2021

You can see from this image how the flower and some leaves have left their underwater garden.

Fluval Flex 57 - February 2021

Taking another step back you can see the whole aquarium, which is currently home to a few Red Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi) and some unknown variety of Snail.

Anubias Abstract - February 2021

Finally I couldn't resist trying something a little more artistic and photogenic, so here's an abstract composition of one of the leaves.

So this week I went with Blooming Anubias as my Image of the Week simply because it was quite exciting to have such a flower emerging from the depths of one of my aquariums...