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Old 07-19-2003, 10:01 PM   #1
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Featherdusters?????

I am pretty new to the hobby but acquired a established tank, I added 2 featherduster about 4 weeks ago (beautiful), they seem to be always open and healthy, I added 4 minature featherdusters (colored) 11 days ago and they did fine too. Now yesterday I noticed they didnt open much and today i havent seen them at all. I do suppliment feed them everyother day, please can somone tell me if this is normal or what I should do, tested the tank and all is normal thanks
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Old 07-19-2003, 10:15 PM   #2
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i have a couple in my reef and at times they just hide i thought there heads had fallen off ...drove me nuts , until i found out it is normal for them to hide until they become familuar with the tank .......Oh you dont have any Blennies in the tank do you ? Blennies enjoy feather dusters as snacks and they will hide to protect them selves
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Old 07-19-2003, 10:24 PM   #3
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No, I dont have any blennies in my tank, tho they really are cute too. But isnt it unusual for none of them to fan out? thank you for the reassurance
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give it a little more time , im sure your dusters will be just fine , as long as you have good water quality you will be ok.
as far as feeding they will pop out to eat when there hungry . keep an eye on the tank when the lights are out and see if there out when it is dark

let me know how you make out
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Old 07-19-2003, 11:51 PM   #5
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Re: Featherdusters?????

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I do suppliment feed them everyother day, please can somone tell me if this is normal or what I should do, tested the tank and all is normal thanks
Feeding that often really isn't necessary and will lead to eventual problems. Once a week at most will do. Less in a more established tank, if at all.

What type of fish are in the tank and are there any ornamental shrimp?

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I just looked at them again and hanging out quite far of one of them a brownish thing but when the clowns get close it goes back in, just really worried. thanks
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No shrimp, 2 clowns, a orange shoulder tang, yellow tang and that is it for fish, just started the suppliment feeding and done only 4 and prob not every otherday. thanks
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