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Old 12-15-2010, 03:52 AM   #1
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Feather duster moving?

I have a Hawaiian feather duster, purple one..and hes been in his tube where i put him in the tank for a month or more now, no problems comes out, looks pretty...today i look and his tube seems kinda deflated so i figure whatever its looked like that before, and sure enough a few minutes later hes out showing off, i check the tank like 3 hours later and hes not in his tube hes on the other side of the tank sticking out the side of some live rock...

can they move? i thought they needed to be in the tube at all times...and i checked again just after lights out and hes in a totally different spot again...(original tube i bought him in is still in the same spot in my tank, it has not moved at all.

is he sick? or just not going to cooperate and stay where i want him?
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Old 12-15-2010, 02:49 PM   #2
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Most likely it is looknig for a place with more flow. It can grow a new tube in a few hours. Leave it alone and hope it found a new place that it likes before being eaten by others.
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he seemed to crawl into the back area of the tank and hast moved, his feathers dont seem to be moving at all either..
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The feathers are optional. Called the crown. They usually blow the crown, then move. Ugly looking wormlike thing. Hopefully it'll survive and build another tube.
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hes sticking out of the original tube now, with no "crown" starting to freak me out...
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