Cholla Wood

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Are you looking for a great substrate to tie your mosses and ferns to? Look no further!  Cholla Branches are terrific for aquascaping, as they are heavy enough to sink easily, yet have tons of cool little holes that you can easily use to secure plants like Java Fern and Moss. Not only that, they provide a great hiding place for baby fish and grow biofilm which Shrimp love!

These branch chunks come from dried Cholla cactus, and are harvested in the Southwestern U.S. on public land. These are the dead skeletons of the cactus and have been dethroned.

Like other natural branches, they do leach some tannins into the water that can reduce the pH and provide a tiny bit of that brown tint in the water that we love so much here. In addition to just looking kool, the unique surface of Cholla fosters the development of biofilm, which is great for shrimp. The wood itself is soft enough to supplement the diet of rasping fishes, like Plecostomus.

Each piece is approximately 4-6” in length.

To use, lightly rinse with fresh water, then soak. You can boil them for a few minutes if you would like to help saturate them. Like other aquatic woods, the biggest frustration with this one is that it will float initially. Of course you can always weight them down with some rock to overcome this buoyancy thing before they become fully waterlogged.

NOTE: The photo is for illustrative purposes. As these are a natural product, expect variation in the appearance of the pods that you will receive.

All of our aquatic botanicals are intended for ornamental aquarium or terrarium use only. Please use common sense and take the time to boil or soak all botanicals prior to using them, to reduce the possibility of problems. Always go slow when introducing any botanicals into your systems, so you can judge the effect they have on your fishes and plants. They are not intended for human consumption. DO NOT INGEST!


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