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momo 03-10-2008 10:03 AM

Feather Duster care tips please...
how feather duster is being taken cared of?

does it require lighting?

what kind of food do they eat?

are they difficukt to keep?

thank you...

gymnothorax 03-10-2008 10:59 AM

feather duster's are very siimple to maintain. They are nonphotosynthetic filter feeders, basically meaning they do not require light and feed on suspended phytoplankton as well as other organic matter in the water. They are not glutonous however and require very little supplemental feeding unlike other nonpthotosynthetic inverts. Other than that just maintian decent water quality and avoid copper-based medications and you should be fine : )

momo 03-10-2008 11:05 PM

feather duster
thanks for the reply.

how about the substrate?

Lupin 03-10-2008 11:18 PM

Re: feather duster

Originally Posted by momo
thanks for the reply.

how about the substrate?

They really do not attach themselves to substrate so it is not mandatory for them however you can find plenty of those featherdusters stuck on live rocks mostly.

momo 03-19-2008 09:54 AM

up... :D

MattD 03-19-2008 10:11 AM

Featherdusters will either attach themselves to rock, or bury the majority of their long worm-like structure underneath what is hopefully a sandy substrate.

gymno pretty much summed it up regarding care. Good luck. there are some fine specimens indeed.

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