The people at the ones by my home must be clueless, they sell them 100% underwater in the goldfish tanks. Entire tanks full of it, it's ridiculous the things they consider safe for pets. The ASPCA's Poison Control Center lists lucky bamboo as a toxic substance to dogs and cats. That's enough for me to stay away from it, I have both.
Other people have this to say:
"A couple of years ago, I had some Dracena in my tank. I had it at the top of the tank in one of those, hang on the side, clear plastic containers that I had drilled holes in. After a week or so, my Cichlids became lethargic and just looked sick. Soon afterward, I snapped that it was the Dracena, and after I removed it, they were back to their old selves again, in no time."
"Okay I would like to give a heads up to all on this, so that no one makes the same mistake again.
Topic in a nutshell:
Never put Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana) in your shrimp tank. Even the roots will poison and kill your shrimp!!!!!
I thought it'd be cool to keep a bamboo plant partially submerged in my planted tank (thought it would do well to keep the ammonia, nitrate levels low). so i bought one yesterday. 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.
later on i came to know that the plant is labeled "Toxic for pets". Though you'll find online instances of many fish-only aquariums having this plant.
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 in my other tank to a floating water lettuce.
the major casualty has been 3 crystal red shrimp - RIP. my assasin snails had an expensive dinner and breakfast.
the red cherry shrimp, adults and babies, 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 color-blind fish 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 . Therefore this post."