SUBSTRATESOURCE Cholla Wood Aquarium & Terrarium Driftwood, 4-in, 3 count -

SubstrateSource Cholla Wood Aquarium & Terrarium Driftwood, 4-in, 3 count

By SubstrateSource
Rated 3.7719 out of 5 stars
$7.84Chewy Price
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About This Item


  • Set of three dried driftwood are made from the dried husk of the Cholla cactus.
  • Functions as both an all-natural freshwater aquarium and a shelter for fish and shrimp.
  • Also great as a climbing surface in your hermit crab habitat or as a base to attach plants.
  • Generates biofilm for algae-eating fish and shrimp.
  • Each hand-selected piece measures 4 inches long by .5 to 1.5 inches in diameter.

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Questions & Answers

9 Customer Questions

Will this help lower the pH? I want to do it naturally and not add chemicals.
Answer by ChewyApr 13, 2019
Cholla wood is a fantastic and natural way to lower and buffer pH.

Will this stay at the bottom or just float to the top? I want it to anchor plants down.
Answer by ChewyJul 30, 2020
This driftwood will remain at the bottom of your tank. For best results, pre-soak to allow saturation before adding to the aquarium or terrarium.

is this good for plecos? I need to replace driftwood in the tank now and was wondering. I like the look!
Answer by ChewySep 30, 2019
This driftwood may be used in a pleco aquarium.

Do you have to boil this or put it in water before you put it in your fish tank ?
Answer by ChewyMar 23, 2021
When adding this driftwood to your tank, you must rinse before use. For best results, pre-soak to allow saturation before adding to the aquarium or terrarium.

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Rated 3.7719 out of 5 stars
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57 Customer Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Nursegailyn on Feb 11, 2023

Waste of money

Out of the three I was sent only one came in one piece. Don’t waste your money on this.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MomofThree on Mar 25, 2022

I only wish I'd ordered a 2nd set!

These 3 pieces of Cholla wood are exactly as described and look exactly like the picture, which is nice because there's no surprise in what you're getting! My only problem is that I wish i had ordered a second set! They look so cute scattered in our tank, and our pleco "Boomer" just loves these!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Jeni on Mar 16, 2022

Super tiny

I thought it was for an aquarium but it wasn’t. The wood started to mold and come apart, it left a nasty chunk of moldy slime floating in the tank. It may be fine for a dry tank but definitely not for a water one! It’s also half the size I expected it to be and I expected it to be really small.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Mike on Jun 9, 2022


Very small logs. Thought they would be longer. The pack that comes with two has more wood than these.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Axolotl22 on Mar 12, 2022

Good Wood.

In my head, this was much larger than I actually got. But it worked out great since our axolotl is super small and the cost is great for the product. Eventually it will sink to the bottom after a couple of days of floating as well.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Aiden on Jun 2, 2022

small to small

I have no idea what fish can fit in it because it’s so small

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By hahaha on Feb 11, 2022


This wood looks large in the picture , but is extremely small. Mine were not even 4 inches and onlh as wide as my pinky. It was disappointing.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Twisted1 on Sep 11, 2021

Cholla wood review

Let them sit in water to relive as many tannins and to allow them to become saturated and sink for about a week. Even when saturated they’ll move around the tank. Ended up using some left over lead weights from my plants to hold them down. The Mexican dwarf crayfish like to climb through them. Haven’t added any shrimp as of yet. Not bad overall though.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Cece on Aug 26, 2021

Fits the vibe

I love how they look. I have a 3 gallon tank and it fits perfectly. My only complaint is that 1 of the 3 pieces will not submerge.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Onekoolmom2 on Aug 12, 2021

Deceiving pictures

I have never seen Cholla wood so small around. They are 4 inches long but only maybe 1/2 “ diameter. No use to me.