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Old 08-23-2012, 12:03 PM   #1
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Feather Duster

Would it be possible for my sand sifting sea star to keep knocking over my feather duster? Every morning I wake up and see it on its side. What's the best way to position him in my reef?
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:06 PM   #2
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They can move with the flow of the water. The best way is to nudge the tube next to and slightly under a rock without pinching the tube
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What do they eat?
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What do they eat?
They are filter feeders, so pretty much anything it catches from the water column.
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@ Schism, thanks. Haha, I think I just saw the culprit. I think it's one of my hermit crabs that's knocking it over.
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@ Schism, thanks. Haha, I think I just saw the culprit. I think it's one of my hermit crabs that's knocking it over.
Position it next to a rock where you like it will attach
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Position it next to a rock where you like it will attach
Yep. It will build a newer tube from the back using Rock and substrate.
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Just leave it laying on the sand next to a rock you'd like him next to, like others said he will burrow under the sand, make a new tube and attach to the underside of a rock, this may take a few weeks to a month.
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Thanks Sara, haha. I woke up again this morning and again...fallen over.
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