New Driftwood

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by Nathan wu, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. Nathan wuNew MemberMember

    what do you have to look out for when you put a new piece of driftwood in your tank? If you don't cure a driftwood good enough, do your fish start acting weird? I just put it in my turtle tank and I'm nervous.
  2. Wet PetsNew MemberMember

    Nothing to worry about , the only thing is the water may get discolored, but you can fix that with a water change , subscribe to my new you tube channel WET PETS if you like and i will answer any other questions in the comment section,
  3. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Boiling new driftwood is common for fish keepers to do.

    However; if you don't boil it, the wood may start to develop a white fungus growth around it. Not to worry, the fungus isn't harmful, just not very appealing to the eye.
  4. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    The fungus can appear even if you boil it. Though I wouldn't boil wood - it can burst the fibers and cause it to rot faster.
  5. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Ah, alright. I currently have my driftwood out of the water, and it's drying right now.
  6. Nathan wuNew MemberMember

    I didn't boil mine. I found it outside and soaked for 2 weeks but not sure if it's enough.
  7. MelPaulATLValued MemberMember

    I just soaked mine. Tank had the "tannin look" but I have rams, they have done well. It did, I think get a film or coating, but time and the pleco fixed that.
  8. grantm91Fishlore VIPMember

    I buy mine put it in a bucket and use water from the kettle to fill the bucket and then once its cooled down empty and do it again and repeat until the cool water you pour away runs clear. This worked for my mopani in about two days but with my moorewood root it took about 14 days for it to stop producing that slime.

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