driftwood, first time.

  1. vasqua03 Member Member

    Bought a piece of driftwood which was on clearance at petsmart and it had already been in one of their tanks for months so it was cured. Rinsed off with tank water from a water change and put in my new 30 gallon that just finished cycling a few weeks ago. My BN pleco hasn't left it since. I did notice it came with a friend because there was a baby snail crawling up the side tank wall a few hours later. Now that I think about it I don't know if I should be worried about disease or such. It is a dark chocolate colored piece of log. Thoughts?
     
  2. CichlidSWAGA Well Known Member Member

    There is a possibility that it might have a disease. I would have dumped lots and lots of boiling hot water on it first
     

  3. Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Good morning,

    It sounds like it may be Malaysian Driftwood, if you can post a photo of it, it may help to ID the piece. :) Too, if it's really heavy and sinks by itself, another good indication that it may well be Malaysian.

    I too, pour boiling water over any driftwood that has been in a tank/creek/river and so on prior to adding it to my tank.

    If you didn't see any signs of disease in the tank from which the piece came, I wouldn't worry too much about it having disease/parasites and infecting your tanks.

    Info on driftwood that you may find helpful:

    https://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/driftwood/41945-driftwood-notes.html

    http://www.petfish.net/kb/entry/194/

    Driftwood that I purchase off the shelf, I just rinse in warm water and add it to my tanks.

    Ken
     

  4. nissan4life Member Member


  5. Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    You're welcome! :)

    Driftwood is such a nice addition to an aquarium.

    Ken