Planted Driftwood Critters

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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.
 

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

Do you have a photo?
 

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Hello!

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 )

Hope this helps and best of luck!
 

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Hello!

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 )

Hope this helps and best of luck!
I guess it's kind of the same reasons why people bleach there plants eh?
 
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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.
 

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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.
Alright then, are they only on the driftwood or are they all over the aquarium?
 
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I'll keep an eye on it and take a few pictures. Thanks for the help.
 
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