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Malaysian Driftwood Small

You will be receiving one (1) piece of Malaysian Driftwood that will be between 6 to 10 inches in length. All pieces of wood will be unique in shape with 1 to 2 cut edges.

Key Features:

  • Essential for Shrimp Breeding 
  • Creates Surface Area for Bio-film and Bacterial to Grow
  • Releases Beneficial Tannin into the Water which Simulates the Natural Habitat of Shrimp
  • Provides Hiding Places for Shrimp
  • Natural Feeding Ground for Shrimp of all Types

More Information:

When asked, “What is the most essential part to a successful shrimp tank?” we will always respond with three key factors: leaf matter, java moss, and a piece of driftwood. As far as driftwood goes, Malaysian driftwood is our number one choice. We have many reasons for why we use Malaysian driftwood so we will cover those briefly.

The first reason why Malaysian driftwood is great for the aquarium is because it sinks. Unlike other woods, Malaysian driftwood is so dense that it will instantly sink. This means no waiting for it to water log, no anchoring it and most importantly no hassle. The second reason we use Malaysian driftwood, or any driftwood for that matter, is because it creates surface area. What we mean is this, shrimp need places to hide, graze and sit on. By adding driftwood to an aquarium, one can more than double the surface area in a tank. The best thing about Malaysian driftwood is it is dark thus when all that algae we normally hate grows on it, we don’t know and can’t see it. Thus we won’t clean the algae off the driftwood so in return we are providing a natural and nearly unnoticeable food source for the shrimp. The final main benefit we see from using Malaysian driftwood is the tannins. These tannins leach from the driftwood into the water column carrying a multitude of antifungal and antibacterial properties. Although most people prefer clear aquarium water, here at Flip Aquatics we find that the slight discoloration adds character to the tank and allows the shrimp to feel more comfortable.

Customer Reviews

Based on 56 reviews
Dylan davis
A must have for any fresh water tank

I got this for my shrimp tank and it's a nice medium to large size piece for the middle ground of a tank. My shrimp love grazing on it!!

Kattrina Howe
Malaysian driftwood

I love how this piece accents my scape I ordered a small and feel like it was larger than expected!

Kit Searle Cohn
Malaysian Driftwood

I was looking for specific lengths of driftwood and was very pleased with the outcome of my request. Two 8”, 10” pieces arrived well packaged. One piece actually surprised me as it was just the perfect length to hide my lightbar bubbler. My cherry shrimp love the new addition to my tank. Will definitely buy from Flip again.

Marcos Arias
Good quality

I received one small piece of Malaysian driftwood from FlipAquatics and it was better than I expected. Very beautiful piece and the shrimp love it.

Zach Mont
Small Malaysian driftwood

Love it my corydoras go crazy grazing all around it!