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Old 11-22-2011, 02:36 PM   #1
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Feather Duster Help

I guys, I would love to get a feather duster but am not really sure how to look after them. I can't find any good websites or anything. If anyone knows about them could they please explain to me or send me a link.
Thanks in advance, Eddy
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:23 PM   #2
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It's easy. Just make sure your water levels are good, put it in the sand, and make sure you don't have anyone that is going to pick at it. It'll eat off the water column and be fine. Very easy to care for.
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:31 PM   #3
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Hate to sound stupid but what is the water column :S
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:38 PM   #4
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Water column just means the water movement in your system. Feather dusters are filter feeders, feeding on microorganisms that are suspended in the water. They capture by filtering and feed on what is captured with their "feathers."

As stated, care is easy in a mature tank. They can be placed in the sandbed or in a crevice in the rockwork as well.
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:47 PM   #5
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Ah ok thanks
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Old 11-24-2011, 08:16 PM   #6
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Also, if they get very stressed they will throw their feather out. It'll grow back so don't get rid of it lol.
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:13 PM   #7
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Haha
Do you just acclimate them like a normal fish?
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Haha
Do you just acclimate them like a normal fish?
If so how long did you people do it for?
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Do you just acclimate them like a normal fish?
If so how long did you people do it for?
Like inverts. Float to temp, then place them.
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Like inverts. Float to temp, then place them.
I disagree! I drip acclimate EVERYTHING, fish, inverts, coral etc for at least 2 hours!
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