When we went on our camping trip last weekend, I found a neat rock I thought would be good for my frog...but she has since passed, so was thinking now of using it to build a "natural" cave / hiding area for Blue. I found it on the edge of the river, still half in the water.
I took it home (obviously) scrubbed the stuff growing on it off with warm water and a rag, then boiled it for 10 min (same as the agits I found also at river last year already in tank...75% gravel with decorative agits on top).
Just want to make sure it'd be safe to do this...dont see a problem, but also dont want to accidentally harm him either, or possibly bring in a parasite or disease...would boiling the rock have prevented this?
Heard someone once say in this forum not to boil rocks...why not? And if it is bad...I already have some rocks I sterilized threw boiling in the tank...what should I do about that 9just water change)?