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Old 09-02-2002, 10:17 AM   #1
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I tried moving my Feather Duster to another tank and in the process the middle part of the tube separated. Is the end of the poor thing or can they repair themselves? I haven't seen any tenticles appear. Should I remove from tank? Moved it Friday.
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Old 09-02-2002, 11:07 AM   #2
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Tearing the tube should not have killed the worm (you did know they were worms, right 8O ), Did it drop it's crown? Can you still feel the worm inside the tube? Is it moving any, especially when you first touch it? It is more than likely stay in it's tube trieng to recover from the stress and repair the damage to the tube.
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Kevin, I did know it was a worm, but didn't know if maybe I had separated it from something it couldn't live without. I'll see if it moves when I touch it. BTW, do they like a lot of current? That is why I moved it...appeared to me to be in too much current in the main tank. Maybe it liked it?
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Please disregard...a duplicate post. If anyone can delete, please do. Thanks.
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Old 09-02-2002, 11:26 AM   #5
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They are filter feeders, therefore they depend on current to bring them their food, but I would think they would prefer a moderate current that would not remove the food as quickly as it brought it....
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You know, a lot of the answers to my questions are so logical. I'm so lacking in that area. Makes me feel like such a dummy, but hey, you probably feel like what you are.
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Hi, my Feather Duster is not DEAD. It now is showing its tentacles. Do I leave the other half which I broke off in the tank? Is there life in it also?
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Is what broke off just the tube? Is it hollow? Or is there part of the worm inside?

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It looks like maybe part of the worm is inside the piece that is broken off. Dark at the tip end away from where it broke.
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along the lines of feather dusters...and my injured sebae anemone. I have noticed that since the arrival of the peppermint shrimp, the baby dusters are not coming out anymore, or if they are, it is so seldom, that I never get to see them. Would the shrimp be eating them too?
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