My order arrived quickly and in time for Christmas, thank you! These pieces of cholla were true to the size description, and they were nice solid pieces, they arrived whole and no damage to report. ( I was worried they might get smashed during shipping) My daughter soaked them in boiling water a few times a day, everyday for about 4 days and once they were completely water logged, she submerged them in her shrimp tank. They loved it! They love hiding and exploring throughout the holes in the wood.
It didn't come with directions. I washed off in the sink and placed in the tank. It floated for a couple days but finally sunk. My pecos love it.
I bought this for my snail/shrimp aquarium. The shrimp and snails love climbing on it. It also does a good job of forming a bio-film and algae on it, which they love to eat.
Perfect size for my 36 gallon tanks with catfish and bristlenose plecos. Full size plecos (common, hi-finned, etc) would benefit from a larger size cholla or a different type of driftwood. It took only 3 days in a bucket of water for the cholla to sink and the tannins to leach out. This is a simple way to provide smaller plecos with the wood they need in their diet.
I measured these - I got two packs of them (so 4 total) and not one of them is 6 inches. they are all between 3 and 4 inches. Didnt work for purpose intended but made a decent decoration in my tanks.
Unfortunately did not work out for me. Floats as much as I tried to weigh it down by placing in between large rocks, etc. Also, probably turned the aquarium water a tinge of yellow because of the wood’s resin even though it was soaked for two days in a separate water container.
Both of my bettas love this log. I angle it so they have a nice place to sleep
My hermit crabs have been using these to climb up to the basking platform and the lizard lounger , they work great
Cool pieces of wood. Relatively small so make sure you note the size. I like this Cholla wood because it only took about a week of soaking to release the tannins. My small plecos like it too. (I have been working on another piece of mopani wood for weeks that is still turning water dark red/brown with tannins. I am thankful I was able to get this piece of Cholla prepped and added to my aquarium quickly for my plecos.)
This is not plastic it is real wood my shrimp love to go in it but my did float to the top so I had to put it underneath something but other then that it was very good