Zoo Med Mopani Wood Aquarium Decor

By Zoo Med
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About This Item


  • Naturally grown hardwood features a smooth surface, textured detail, and unique mottled color.
  • Exotic and all natural accent piece sinks in aquariums and looks great with other enclosure décor.
  • Adds interest and appeal and makes for an enriching environment for aquarium or terrarium pals.
  • Perfect accessory for aquariums or terrariums to complement any naturalistic look.
  • It contains no artificial colors or synthetic resins and is available in two sizes to meet your needs.

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Questions & Answers

25 Customer Questions

Does this kind bleed in your tank
Answer by ChewyOct 02, 2019
All natural wood leaches tannins (these are good for your fish), which discolor water and reduce pH levels. To minimize this effect, soak wood in a separate container, and change water daily to remove excess tannins. The wood will be ready when the water color goes from dark brown to a very light. Adding extra carbon to your aquarium filter can help remove any remaining discoloration.

Does this wood rot in water after a period of time because most wood does?
Answer by ChewyNov 07, 2019
This African hardwood is specially selected for their natural ability to stay intact underwater and in highly humid conditions. While this item is a natural product that may eventually break down, pet parents using Mopani wood in their aquariums have reported owning their pieces for many years.

Which size is recommended for a 20 gallon aquarium?
Answer by ChewySep 03, 2018
We recommend measuring the space you'd like to use the wood piece in as well as consider what type of pet you will use it for, to determine the best size for your specific tank. The Small measures 6-8 inches and the Medium is 10-12 inches.

Is this suitable for hermit crabs?
Answer by ChewyJan 02, 2018
This Mopani Wood is suitable for a Hermit Crab's habitat.

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334 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jamie on Jul 4, 2023

Educate yourself before buying

For everyone having issues with tannins...it can tannin for YEARS sometimes no matter how much you boil it. Be aware of that before you buy it. Do some research before knocking the product. I have large pieces that I have had for years and they still tint the water. It's the nature of the wood and it's not abnormal. If you don't want tannin water, don't buy mopani - buy manzanita. But the tannins are very healthy for fish so if you can tolerate it, it's worth it. Chewy should also put in more pictures to be fair for what you might get, but I've never been unhappy with what I've gotten (I have seven and about to order more). Have had no issues, very little deterioration, and all my aquatic animals LOVE it.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Kimberlynn on Oct 10, 2023

small is huge

This thing is bigger than my face. This is not going to fit in my 6 gallon tank. I don’t know what to do with this

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Shellbert on Apr 25, 2023

First time buying real wood

I’ve never used wood in my fish tanks but for the price I thought I’d try this one. Nicely shaped & looks good in tank but it is still letting out tannins. I followed directions and actually boiled even more. I don’t mind the look of the tannin water (looks natural) but I’m wondering if it ever goes away? I took pic of my 2 tanks. The one on right has the wood

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By dee on May 11, 2023

great value

bought several of these in large and medium sizes. they were all much larger than expected- great value.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Fishmom on Mar 2, 2023

Great piece for the price

I wasn't sure if this was a deal or not, or if the piece of wood would be something I would have picked myself but it's awesome! I will definitely order a few more pieces to have some options for future aquascaping projects.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Desertbiker on Mar 16, 2023

Perfect for my tarantula tank

I was lucky enough to get a piece that looks like a small hideout which will be perfect for my terrestrial tarantula. Beautiful, would buy it again!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By alonna on Apr 6, 2023

Peice is to small

I order a pice size medium extremely disappointing especially wen I already had issues with my order

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jimmie on Dec 31, 2022

Great addition to my tanks

The excellent service I received from the phone rep. was top notch. she took care of the issue I had and I am completely satisfied. The wood itself is excellent and adds more of a natural look to my aquariums. I will be buying more of this as I have 9 tanks. I am extremely happy on all fronts. Thanks, Jimmie V.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Magoo on Nov 8, 2022

Not as pictured

I suppose I should have realized that these are all different The one I received is ok but wanted it as a basking log and this one is too low

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Val on Aug 19, 2022

Not horrible

The images for these things always include interestingly shaped wood that would be great for aquascaping. I expected the reality to be less interesting, and it was. One piece was very very close to being interesting—thus the 4 stars. The other was pretty much a flat piece of wood. Still, both will be good for my clown plecos, who require driftwood in the aquarium.