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I have Taro, and in fact nearly 300 of my customers have bought and have it in their ponds. No deaths so far.
 
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DrDave said:
I have Taro, and in fact nearly 300 of my customers have bought and have it in their ponds. No deaths so far.
Thank you DrDave, I had to completely satisfy my notion that it couldn't be toxic to fish by some further searching. The Koi and Water Garden Society of Central New York is obviously wrong. Sorry for doubting you my friend.
 
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Oh by the way Bonnie's Plants is the second website I listed and is in agreement with your assessment.
 

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Good job pond master, If you keep searching the net, you will get so many different opinions. I try to stick with ones that have actual experience. But that may still not be accurate.

They may be calling something taro that is not taro, who knows.
 

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Would like to inspect my healthy Koi surrounded by Taro? How can you fault actual experience?
 

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Would like to inspect my heathy Koi surrounded by Taro? How can you fault actual experience?
Not referring to you Drdave, just the searches on the net. And a lot of people don't know what plant they have.
 
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I have several of those plants near or adjacent to my pond with no know adverse affects. However..... several years ago I had some Foxgloves (Digitalis purpurea) planted adjacent to the pond. A friend gave me a red eared slider that he found swimming in brackish waters in a river that empties into the Pacific Ocean. He was concerned this fresh water turtle would die if it ended up in salt water. I had the turtle for about 2-3 weeks and it's favorite resting place outside of the pond was beneath my Foxglove plants that were in full bloom. I found the turtle dead one day beneath these plants. I don't know of the cause of death and I wondered if it was the brackish waters it had been in or if it had eaten some of those flowers......
 

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