Cholla wood is the skeleton of a cholla plant after it dies. The cholla wood is made up of a ton of holes and is hollow through the center which provides a natural cover for shrimp to hide. A big benefit of cholla wood is the fact that it grows biofilm which is a main food source for shrimp. It also releases tannins into the water, similarly to Indian Almond leaves and other natural products. Cholla wood is a softwood and will eventually break down in the aquarium. This can take many months and up to 2 years depending on size and thickness.
When added directly to an aquarium it will float and usually takes 24-48 hours to sink. To sink cholla wood immediately, it can be boiled for 2-5 minutes. Cool the wood before adding it directly to the aquarium.
- Shelter for Shrimp and Baby Shrimp
- Creates Surface Area for Bio-film and Bacterial to Grow On
- Releases Beneficial Tannin into the Water which Simulates the Natural Habitat of Shrimp
- Natural Feeding Ground for Shrimp of all Types
All around this wood makes a great natural decoration with the dual purpose of shelter and a food source for shrimp.
Cholla Wood 12CM - 15CM
the item arrived and looks just as advertised. have not noticed any tannin leeching from this item. i left it in the tank floating overnight. on the next day it became waterlogged and sank to the bottom. shrimps will occasionally wonder into the hollows of the wood.
Very happy with my piece of cholla wood. Was packaged nicely with other items and Looks fantastic in the tank!
Shrimp love it, snail too
Thanks guys loved it good quality