Planted Driftwood Critters

Discussion in 'Driftwood' started by Mattk, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. MattkNew MemberMember

    When buying planted driftwood is it normal for lots of little critters to be living in it? I wouldn't think its a bad thing as iv'e see live rock before. I was just wondering if any of them could be harmful. Tiny worms and rolly polly looking organisms. Thanks.
  2. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Hmm, I've never had tiny organisms come with my driftwood before.

    Do you have a photo?

  3. KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember


    Yes it is completely possible. That's why it is usually recommended to boil the piece a few times before putting it in your tank. I've often seen spiders in my pieces (from aquarium specialty store) and after boiling, they'd float right to the top (scared my to death the first time :p )

    Hope this helps and best of luck!

  4. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    I guess it's kind of the same reasons why people bleach there plants eh?
  5. MattkNew MemberMember

    I'll try to get a picture but they are so small and clear. I purchased it with dwarf baby tears already attached to it. So i didnt bother to boil it. And i already have some hitchhiker snails so i didn't bleach it.
  6. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Alright then, are they only on the driftwood or are they all over the aquarium?
  7. MattkNew MemberMember

  8. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Okay then, it should be fine then.
    Just remember to get a picture when it's possible! :)

    Best of Luck! :)
  9. MattkNew MemberMember

    I'll keep an eye on it and take a few pictures. Thanks for the help.
  10. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Anytime! :)
  11. theroaringbearValued MemberMember

    Just a quick question. Where'd you buy it? I'd like to have something like that
  12. MattkNew MemberMember

    Aquarium Adventure in Schaumburg, IL

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