What driftwood for Bristlenose pleco

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    Hi guys. I was just wondering what driftwood do Plecos eat off of? Does it have to be a specific type of wood? Or will any driftwood for aquariums work ? I have found a seller of Mupana Driftwood. Will this work ?

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    Do you mean Mopani driftwood?

    In any case, most woods that are suitable for aquaria (i.e.: nontoxic), as Mopani is, will be fine for bristlenose.

    You may need to soak it for a while - it will otherwise initially float, and might stain your water a slight yellow colour. Nothing to worry about, but some people don't appreciate the "natural hues" that the tannin stain gives the water.
     
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    Okay thank you very much for the help ! Decided to get some from the pet store. Just cleaned it and am just boiling it at the moment.

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    Mopani sinks straight away, but releases tannic acids for some time so keep up on those water changes!
     

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