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I was looking to buy some shrip and one guy was selling some close by he had written down that Anubias may be toxic to shrimp; is this true?

Ive just setup a tank for shrimp and I have some of these plants in the tank. It said the root were toxic or leaked toxins so are they safe and is this an actual fact?

I mean when I brought Akira the breeders told me that chinese crested were allergic to beef I asked my vet as it sounded odd and he said that was total nonsense. SO has anyone else heard this?

I find sites that say they are good plants for shrimp.

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this is another forum if link works

www.shrimpnow.com/forums/showthread.php/2305-Anubias-and-Cryptocryne-with-shrimp

they say they have heard the myth but most of them have anubias and dont have an issue.

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one site states this

Have some moss and plants for them to forge on. It also controls the nitrate and ammonia level. Try your best not to use Anubias or Crypt plants, but if you have them just please try your best not to trim the plants (leaves and stems) inside the shrimp tank. Especially never cut the rhizome of the Anubias plant and plant it back right away in your shrimp tank. Freshly cut rhizome/roots/stems/leaves from Anubias and Crypt. Plants (especially Anubias) leak a toxic substance to your tank. If the shrimps forge on it, they tend to die within several days. Or if you observe your shrimps swimming like crazy in your tank after you trim the rhizome of the Anubias plants, then you know you will have to take out the Anubias plant and carry out 80% water change right away. However, if you have great filtration/circulation in your tank, then it "should" not be a problem depending on the size of your aquarium but I will still recommend to carry out a water change just to be on the safe side.

so in theroy I do waterchanges on tank twice a week so I should be ok right?

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tehmole replied the topic: shrimp with Anubias?

i'm doing some research on it for you ... and there's a lot of mix reads. the only thing i can say is ... if you can setup a test environment and see how that goes? But i would say it should be safe to house them together.
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yea its a bit of a nodd ball aint it? I mean people say yea they have heard this fact but then loads say they have the both together no issue. I think aslong as I keep up with the WC and dont go about cutting the plants I should be fine.

It was just another one of those damn another issue lol.

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it might be the fertilisers they use in plant nurseries to grow them. Heavy metals are pretty deadly to these guys, but many good plant fertilisers contain quite a bit of iron - especially for anubias and crypts. That would be my guess.
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I know they say dont use fert with copper in thats very bad, but everyone says its either the roots or when you take cuttings. So I wont cut any of the plants.

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