Whats up with my wood?

  1. eltoro

    eltoro Valued Member Member

    I bought two pieces of driftwood a while back, around 5 months or so. In the past month I have noticed that the bigger piece seems to be peeling for a lack of a better term. There are several clumps of shavings (again for a lack of a better term) of the wood on my substrate. Since I use sand it is quite noticeable, has anyone else have this happen to them and how can I prevent this?
  2. iRun

    iRun Valued Member Member

    Is it possible that is a brown algae? Sometimes new-ish tanks get this brown, almost powdery looking algae.
  3. kinezumi89

    kinezumi89 Fishlore VIP Member

    I think some types of wood are known to peel like that...Malaysian, maybe? I don't remember. Do you know what kind it is?
  4. Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Is it the bark coming off? Do you have a Pleco that is gnawing on the wood. Mine leaves slivers on the substrate.
  5. OP

    eltoro Valued Member Member

    Yes I forgot to mention that it is Malaysian driftwood. I had plecos but the peeling starting before then.
  6. Akari_32

    Akari_32 Fishlore Legend Member

    I have Malaysian Driftwood, and pieces slough off all the time. In my 10 gallon, my Clown Pleco helps seed that long lol