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Old 08-08-2005, 01:35 AM   #1
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Need Some Dwarf Feather Duster Tips

Has anyone kept these before? I saw one at the lfs the other day and wasnt sure what it was. I asked my former boss and he just said it was a feather duster. Immediately I just had to get it. It look sooo cool with its pink/purple color and there were more layers of crowns which made me want to buy it.

Are they an easy form compared to the general feather dusters? I have a Caribbien duster and I havent target feed it for maybe close to 2 months now and its size has widened by maybe half of an inch and lengthened maybe a little less than 1 inch. So if I just let the dwarf duster by itself, will it survive given the fact that I'm assuming there is alot to eat in the water column since my other duster is still growing.

Also, I've noticed some wierd behavior with the dwarf duster. Maybe an hour or two bbeforfe the lights go off, it goes into its tube and doesn't come out until the next day when I get out from bed. is this anything to worry about. I can't tell if its stressed out or not and I'm not sure what to do.

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Old 08-08-2005, 11:30 AM   #2
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Please post a pic of your new "feather duster". It doesn't sound like one, sounds more like a coco worm or christmas tree worm.

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same idea on the christmas tree worm. I have several that are like that. They are soooo awesome looking. Came on some lr that I purchased.
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heres the pic. I'll resize it so it looks a little better.
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yup thats a christmas tree worm.
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I was hoping that wouldnt be the answer. Under liveaquaria, they classified it as difficult. Is there any reason why? And do I need to do anything special for them?
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not really, i have feather dusters all over my LR, and i do nothing. They usually feed on phytoplankton. See how it does over the next few days.
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Christmas tree worms tend to be rather difficult to keep due to their picky nature in food choices. The worm is also generally found on/within porites which is an SPS. If the conditions of your tank are not geared towards SPS keeing generally, it is possible you may lose both.

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Christmas tree worms tend to be rather difficult to keep due to their picky nature in food choices......it is possible you may lose both.
umm yea.... thats the ironic part. My Christmas Tree came by itself, no rock, no coral, no parter. Just one single worm- contrary to literally every post about christmas trees on this forum. Thats why I thought it was a dwarf. Tomorrow when it comes out, I'll try to post a pic of the entire thing. I'm trying to get it attached to the lr but it keeps slipping away so I'll be able to get a shot of what I mean.
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Tomorrow when it comes out, I'll try to post a pic of the entire thing.


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