I just purchased a feather duster today, and 10 mins after it was in my tank about 4 (red & blue legged) hermits swarmed on it and started to pick away. I've since taken the feather duster out and placed it in quarantine with the intention of returning it to the lfs
I assume that if I left it it the tank the hermits would continue to pick until the worm was dead. Everything I could find on feather dusters lead me to believe that the hermits wouldn't be a problem. Is this common? Would the hermits stop before doing any real damage? Or was I crazy to put the feather duster in the tank in the first place?
Any advice before I go back to the lfs
in the morning would be greatly appreciated!!!