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dreamerslegacy 11-08-2011 04:48 PM

Hawaiian Feather Duster Exiting Tube
 
Hi everyone!

I have a big Hawaiian Feather Duster I have had him for about 3 years and for the last 24 hours he has been trying to climbing out of his tube which is about 7 or 8 inches long. I dont know why he is climbing out he has room to grown longer he is in the sub strait his feathers are perfect, he has never popped his head. He has about 3/4 of his body out of the tube and is moving around...

Any Ideas? He is one of my most favorite creatures in my reef!

dreamerslegacy 11-08-2011 06:30 PM

Here's what he is doing...

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/attach...ab6bbe8755.jpg

dreamerslegacy 11-08-2011 11:36 PM

He/ she is completely out of the tube now and just squirming around... what the heck now? Is anyone reading this? seems like alot of other people posting on other questions but not mine :( HELP PLEASE lol...

Phoenix

FlopNewsom 11-09-2011 11:01 PM

I didn't even know they could get out. Sorry.

dreamerslegacy 11-09-2011 11:15 PM

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Originally Posted by FlopNewsom (Post 1636311)
I didn't even know they could get out. Sorry.

Yeah he got out I was hoping that he was going to build a new tube but he died today :( Im so sad!

Nu-Nu the eel 11-09-2011 11:17 PM

Oh no!! :( i do not know much about feather dusters.. Well i know nothing about them at all.. Could you have blocked the exit?

Jlsardina 11-09-2011 11:19 PM

Feather dusters come out of their tubes for one of two reasons

One- they are unhappy with their current spot and go out to find a new place and then grow a new tube (could be lighting or flow problem, or being bugged by fish)

Two- this is also how they "reproduce" the feather duster drops its crown and goes off to build a new tube and another worm in the tube then produces a crown

Jlsardina 11-09-2011 11:21 PM

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Originally Posted by dreamerslegacy

Yeah he got out I was hoping that he was going to build a new tube but he died today :( Im so sad!

Before you pull the tube out of the tank make sure there isn't another worm in there! Feel the tube for movement or for something in it. I had this happen and within two week another worm appeared and started growing a crown

FlopNewsom 11-09-2011 11:28 PM

Mine sat "empty" for a month and then one day there were little feathers peeking out. We thought it was dead but I left the tube in because I liked it. I was glad I didn't throw it out!

Jlsardina 11-09-2011 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by FlopNewsom
Mine sat "empty" for a month and then one day there were little feathers peeking out. We thought it was dead but I left the tube in because I liked it. I was glad I didn't throw it out!

Yep. Feather duster tube are like the gifts that keep on giving!


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