Genuine Aquarium Driftwood Ornaments
Genuine aquarium driftwood ornaments vary in shape and color from the pictures below. Genuine driftwood is a beautiful, natural addition to a freshwater aquarium, and some fish, like plecos, even enjoy snacking on it.
Driftwood may need to be cured to remove acidic tannins - boil for 1-2 hours, or soak in dechlorinated water until it becomes waterlogged, changing water when needed. If you have a rainforest "black water" aquarium, you want some tannins - soak driftwood for a short period and give it a scrub with a clean brush before adding to your tank.
Avoid using driftwood made for reptile tanks, which may contain chemicals harmful for fishes. Also avoid real driftwood you find yourself; it's not seasoned and could rot in your tank.