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danger to fish?

Are the metal weight bands that come on stem plants to help anchor them dangerous to fish? I just saw that suggested on a facebook forum and was wondering because I left one or two on the stem plants when I planted my tank a few weeks ago.
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Not that I am aware of. My LFS keeps their plants still banded with them, and have them in one of their show tanks. The other shop keeps their snails in with their anarchis and havent had any issues

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I've always been leery of the lead ones which are the commonly used ones. I just take them off before the plants get planted. With all the stuff you hear about lead growing up, just dosnt sit well in my mind leaving it in my tanks lol

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did some research and they aren't suppose to be lead anymore...
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I've always been leery of the lead ones which are the commonly used ones. I just take them off before the plants get planted. With all the stuff you hear about lead growing up, just dosnt sit well in my mind leaving it in my tanks lol

Last time I checked they where no longer made of led.

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