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  1. Default My Driftwood is....Purple?


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    I found this wood, previously chewed on a bit at the ends by a beaver or two, on the bottom of a mountain river at around 9,500 feet. It was completely waterlogged, so I put it in my 15 gallon current "bullhead fry" tank with 7 black bullhead fry. It neither has nor had any bark when I found it, I think the tree is a willow or an alder perhaps. Now, the wood is splotched with purple. I think it's some kind of bacteria, and it's kind of cool. It hasn't affected the bullheads or rotted the wood in any sense. Are there any theories to what is causing it to be purple? Besides a bacteria?
    Tanks: 30 gal community and 10 gal shrimp/community
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    Pictures would be good.

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    I've not seen purple while in a tank on driftwood. I have seen BBA turn purple when you dry it out in the sun though.... sorry.

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    Pics! My bullheads are pretty shy, they are under the cave thing. I usually don't have the light on.
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    I've had some local driftwood look like this. it's just the natural coloration of the waterlogged wood IME and doesn't have any negative effect on your tank water. I see it alot in softer wood.
    Thar she blows!!!

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    Thanks Crispy! I'm glad that I'm not the only one, and that it's harmless. I plan on putting it in a small tank.
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