Is Bamboo Toxic To Fish?

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Hello all,

I have a bamboo shoot and am wondering if it would be safe to cut a hole in my canopy to let the roots grow in the tank?
Does bamboo leach any toxins?
 

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i dont believe so. they sell bamboo for semi and aquatic plants and i have had some in my aquariums before.
 
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Avery101 said:
i dont believe so. they sell bamboo for semi and aquatic plants and i have had some in my aquariums before.
Good to know, thank you!
 

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Bamboo itself contains compounds that break down into hydrogen cyanide when plant cells are disrupted. The amount may be negligible but it is wise not to eat too much uncooked bamboo if used in certain Asian dishes.

In your aquarium I wouldn't worry, but not sure how bamboo would grow with it's roots submerged in water.

Now the "lucky bamboo" you see for sale isn't true bamboo, but is a species of Dracaena. This plant will grow just fine as long as you don't submerge the whole thing, just the roots.
 
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Fahn said:
Bamboo itself contains compounds that break down into hydrogen cyanide when plant cells are disrupted. The amount may be negligible but it is wise not to eat too much uncooked bamboo if used in certain Asian dishes.

In your aquarium I wouldn't worry, but not sure how bamboo would grow with it's roots submerged in water.

Now the "lucky bamboo" you see for sale isn't true bamboo, but is a species of Dracaena. This plant will grow just fine as long as you don't submerge the whole thing, just the roots.
Thanks for the help! I have a real bamboo shoot that I’ve been growing in a cup of water for a while, so I think I’ll give it a try :)
 

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I read it’s safe as long as the leaves aren’t submerged in water.
 
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Thanks for the help everyone, I really appreciate it :)
 

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