SUBSTRATESOURCE Cholla Wood Aquarium & Terrarium Driftwood, 6-in, 2 count -

SubstrateSource Cholla Wood Aquarium & Terrarium Driftwood, 6-in, 2 count

By SubstrateSource
Rated 4.3611 out of 5 stars
$8.99Chewy Price
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About This Item


  • Set of two 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 6 inches long by .75 to 1.5 inches in diameter.

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Questions & Answers

6 Customer Questions

Can I use this for a bearded dragon?
Answer by ChewyAug 03, 2018
This product is designed specifically for Aquatic Turtles and Hermit Crabs, while generating biofilm for algae-eating fish and shrimp.

Is the product good for my bristlenose pelco to eat?
Answer by ChewyJan 05, 2021
This driftwood is suitable for use in a pleco tank. Driftwood is excellent for algae growth. Your Bristlenose Plecos will eat the algae right off. While they do this, they’ll also be consuming plenty of fibrous material to keep them healthy.

Will this driftwood help lower freshwater aquarium pH?
Answer by ChewyOct 27, 2020
Cholla wood is a fantastic and natural way to lower and buffer pH.

Will this wood leach tannins discoloring the tank water?
Answer by ChewyOct 03, 2022
Submerged driftwood will release tannins (tannic acid) that can alter your aquarium water in a few important ways: color, pH, and hardness. The release of tannins will tint your water–sometimes desirable in Betta tanks or “blackwater” biotope aquariums. The release of tannins decreases over time and with routine water changes, the clarity of your aquarium water will increase. Tannic acid has antibacterial properties and can also bring down an aquarium’s pH and hardness, depending on the buffering capacity of the water.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Cathy on Jan 3, 2023

Nice pieces of Cholla

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dexterskunkcat on Dec 10, 2022

Works well

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Candi on Aug 31, 2021

Mystery Snails 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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By JanB on Mar 8, 2021

Perfect for small plecos

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.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Lwils4542 on Mar 9, 2021

These are short

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.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Llll on Feb 6, 2021

Small fish tank Drift wood

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LynB on Mar 3, 2021

Lovely Addition to Bowl

Both of my bettas love this log. I angle it so they have a nice place to sleep

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Tonkfan on Feb 3, 2021

I’m need to order more

My hermit crabs have been using these to climb up to the basking platform and the lizard lounger , they work great

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By CTL2020 on Jun 25, 2020

Quick to prepare for aquarium

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.)

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By travis on Jul 30, 2020

good product

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