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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:53 pm Post subject: Lucky Bamboo Plant killed my shrimp Reply with quote

 guess  they're  not  that  lucky  after  all   Thumb Down  
 
 thought  it'd  be  cool  to  keep  a  bamboo  plant  partially  submerged  in  the  tank.  so  i  bought  one  today.  had  seen  it  done  in  other  tanks.  but  guess,  what  ...  it  had  my  shrimp  swim  in  a  frenzy  in  20  mins.  i  thought  they  would  settle  down,  but  after  1-2  hours  they  still  went  on.  finally  i  removed  the  plant  and  did  a  water  change.
 
 but  still  i've  got  some  major  casualties.  will  come  to  know  in  the  morning  the  entire  picture.
 so  far  i've  lost  1  crs  at  least.  2-5  adult  rcs.  and  well  over  a  dozen  baby  rcs  at  least.   Sad  
 
 anyone  has  any  idea  why  this  happened????
 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:22 am Post subject: Re: Lucky Bamboo Plant killed my shrimp Reply with quote

 Lucky  Bamboo  or  (Dracaena  sanderiana)  is  a  toxic  plant.  google  it.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:25 am Post subject: Re: Lucky Bamboo Plant killed my shrimp Reply with quote

 thanks  Deepakg-  the  inputs  was  surprising  but  helpful!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:24 pm Post subject: Re: Lucky Bamboo Plant killed my shrimp Reply with quote

                                                   
deepakg  wrote  (View  Post):                
Lucky  Bamboo  or  (Dracaena  sanderiana)  is  a  toxic  plant.  google  it.                

 
 evidently  your  right.  wikipedia  says  "Dracaena  sanderiana  is  toxic  to  pets."  the  net  has  no  specific  mentioning  on  their  toxicity  to  fish  or  shrimp.
 
 though  in  my  case,  the  fish  seemed  to  do  fine  with  it.  only  the  shrimp  were  hit.  anyways  the  silly  bamboo  has  caused  more  damage  than  what  it  was  worth.  will  take  it  as  a  learning  experience.  reminds  me  of  the  time  when  i  lost  a  red  tailed  shark  to  a  floating  water  lettuce  (btw  are  water  lettuce  bad  for  shrimp?  heard  they  bad  for  fish  because  they  absorb  the  oxygen.)
 
 the  major  casualty  has  been  3  crystal  red  shrimp  -  RIP.  my  assasin  snails  had  an  expensive  dinner  and  breakfast.
 
 the  red  cherry  shrimp  have  largely  survived  -  thankfully.  
 
 at  night  i  could  see  about  5  dozen  of  baby  rcs  out  of  their  hiding  place  on  the  gravel  hardly  moving.  i  thought  they'd  be  dead  by  morning.  the  cardinal  tetras  and  endler  guppies  already  had  started  gobbling  the  babies  that  swam  to  the  top  of  the  tank.  i'm  sure  i  lost  between  1-2  dozen  there.  luckily  the  rest  of  them  figured  that  swimming  wasn't  safe  and  they  stuck  to  the  floor.  guess  the  black  substrate  and  their  dark  color  made  them  camouflage  against  the  fish.  it  was  interesting  to  see  the  cardinal  not  being  able  to  notice  the  baby  shrimp  sitting  on  the  floor  just  1cm  below  them.  so  i  still  have  my  red  cherry  shrimp  population  relatively  fine.
 Also  to  minimize  the  hunting  spree,  i  fed  the  fish  with  frozen  tubifex  worms  to  get  their  tummies  full  at  night.  but  the  fish  hardly  touched  their  food  in  the  morning  -  hinting  that  they  had  a  buffet.
 
 On  the  bright  side,  I  hope  my  ordeal  will  save  some  of  u  unnecessary  massacres  in  your  tanks  by  the  alleged  "lucky"  plant   Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:43 pm Post subject: Re: Lucky Bamboo Plant killed my shrimp Reply with quote

 on  speaking  with  some  ppl  on  other  forums,  it  is  likely  that  the  chemicals  in  the  bamboo  used  to  make  it  grow  faster  were  the  real  reason  for  the  poisoning.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:30 pm Post subject: Re: Lucky Bamboo Plant killed my shrimp Reply with quote

 Lucky  me  I  too  thought  of  submerging  Lucky  Bamboo  Plant  in  my  RCS  tank.  Thanks  Chetan  for  coming  up  with  this  topic.   Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:15 pm Post subject: Re: Lucky Bamboo Plant killed my shrimp Reply with quote

 Too  sad  that  u  lost  so  many  shrimps.  Some  times  nature  is  funny.  
 I  have  never  seen  Ants  near  my  lucky  bamboo  pot.  My  other  plant  pots  are  infested  by  them.  
 Good  that  u  still  have  some  shrimps  left  to  sustain.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:25 pm Post subject: Re: Lucky Bamboo Plant killed my shrimp Reply with quote

 Sad  thing  Chetan.  But  seniors  always  say  to  think  10  times  before  adding  anything  in  any  tank.  As  it  can  sadly,  backfire,  as  it  has  done  in  your  case.  Henceforth,  you  will  think  many  times  I  am  sure.  Another  suggestion,  mate,  please  do  not  mix  shrimps  with  shrimps,  if  you  can.  
 
 
 Mixing  fish  with  nice  shrimp  is  a  crime.   Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:02 am Post subject: Re: Lucky Bamboo Plant killed my shrimp Reply with quote

 it  sad  that  u  lost  the  shrimps  Sad  .  but   there  exist  a  shrimp  food  with  the  name  of  lucky  bamboo  Surprised
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:34 am Post subject: Re: Lucky Bamboo Plant killed my shrimp Reply with quote

 I  had  salamander  HM  betta  in  a  emmersed  bamboo  plant  set  up  for  months  with  no  problems  to  the  fish  Surprised
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:47 am Post subject: Re: Lucky Bamboo Plant killed my shrimp Reply with quote

 Sad  to  hear  about  your  loss....  Sad   It  was  indeed  a  learning  experience  for  us.  Thanks  Chetan  for  sharing
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 To  develop  dwarf  plants  like  lucky  bamboo,  root  hormones  are  extensively  used.   These  hormones  have  Auxins  ,  these  acts  as  a  subsidiary  for  plant  growth  and  development.   You  see  the  lush  green  growth  in  these  plants  because  of  the  polar  auxin  transport  or  active  transfer  of  auxin  molecules  from  cell  to  cell  that  helps  the  plant  to  grow  even  in  uneven  circumstances.  
 
 Though  they  encourage  the  production  of  ethylene  to  a  certain  extent,  and  this  compound  is  NOT  GOOD  FOR  FISHES  or  SHRIMPS  (very  sensitive  to  water  conditions)  ....................
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:46 pm Post subject: Re: Lucky Bamboo Plant killed my shrimp Reply with quote

 Thanks  for  all  your  inputs  guys.
 
 And  special  mention  to  thebluearatus  for  his  exceptional  technical  knowledge  on  the  subject.  cheers!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:08 pm Post subject: Re: Lucky Bamboo Plant killed my shrimp Reply with quote

 Thanks  for  the  bringing  this  up.  I  was  about  to  introduce  the  bamboo  into  my  RCS  tank  Smile.  Lucky  me..
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 As  per  I  remember  I  already  seen  in  some  thread  in  IAH  (can't  remember  now)  some  senior  most  posted  that  "Lucky  Bamboo"  is  very  much  toxic  and  not  suitable  for  shrimps  etc.
 
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