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Old 04-26-2005, 03:31 PM   #1
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Feather dusters, how to get rid of them?

I have a rock that has about a trillion feather dusters on it, they are starting to move on and around my corals, star polyps, glass, zoos, how can I get rid of them?

I dont care if I have some but this is way to many!!



TIA for the help!
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:33 PM   #2
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That is gorgeous. I can't imagine wanting to get rid of them. They are filter feeders and help keep your water cleared of extra nutrients. You could just send that rock to me you know. LOL(seriously though)
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:58 PM   #3
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You think so? it did look good at first then it started over taking... i just duno if they will overtake my corals.. there is alot of them :P

you want a rock like this? I can get one i bet...




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The worms are in the tubes. I'm sure you could just pick the stray out by hand.
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Old 04-26-2005, 04:04 PM   #5
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Sure does look annoying. Just pull it out like you would do weeds on grass.
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Old 04-26-2005, 04:57 PM   #6
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I wished I had that problem with those. It's beautiful!!!!
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I wished I had that problem with those. It's beautiful!!!!
EXACTLY!
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Old 04-26-2005, 04:59 PM   #8
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ive had a similar problem but the duster were short, reddish brown and very hard. everytime a grabbed a rock the would puncture the skin and they took over everything. Its very annoying but everyone I tell says they are good
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ive got the start of that problem hope it dont get out of hand
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Old 04-26-2005, 08:52 PM   #10
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I'm not sure but i think the mandarin fish eat flatworms, which include featherdusters. I believe the arrowhead crab eats them too.
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I had a few of those small featherdusters for a while, but one of my fish ate them all. Maybe my butterflyfish (which has since found a new home) or my angelfish. I don't remember which. I never had that many to begin with.
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I want some mine all died off a couple years back and never came back. My 2 big duster are doing great i would love to have some in my tanks. Just drop a hand full in the mail to me.
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eat flatworms, which include featherdusters
Featherdusters are not flatworms - related, but not the same thing.

Flatworm infestations can be killed by FlatwormExit, which won't kill your dusters.
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Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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