Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-08-2016, 04:15 PM   #1 
Criollo Betta
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Drift wood from the river?

Does anyone know if I can put drift wood I found in a river in my aquarium? I found a few really cool pieces, and I was wondering if it would harm my betta in any way. It has been sitting outside for a while now. :) thanks!
Criollo Betta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2016, 05:48 PM   #2 
razzhasbettas
Member
 
razzhasbettas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: East Coast US
Well, the immediate answer is no, you shouldn't stick driftwood you found outside right into your tank, because it's undoubtedly full of microbes and bacteria that will quickly infest your water and make your little guy sick(unfortunately, I've made this mistake...). However, you CAN use it in your tank if you're willing to put a lot of time and a bit of work into it. Here's a link to an article about what you'll have to do. http://bettafishy.com/how-to-make-yo...ium-driftwood/
Make sure that everything you use (the brush you need to scrub the wood, the container you use to soak it, ect.) has been sterilized with boiling water only! I just started some nice pieces I found on the beach soaking yesterday, so in a few weeks they'll be ready for a new aquascape!
razzhasbettas is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
driftwood

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need some help with drift wood. 914joe Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 11 08-11-2012 08:04 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.