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Feather duster /Coco worm

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Sort of jacking this thread. I recently bought a Feather duster/Coco worm, and it not doing to well at all. After climatizing it to my tank and releasing it; it began to spew whitish threads. Poop, if figure. Then over the next couple of days, it became less and less showy. It seems to have deminished in size and now bearly comes out at all. I've tried feeding with phytoplankton to no avail Now just sort of pops out breifly once in a while, usually when the lights are off. Anyone else had a similar experience? Anyone know what could possibly make things better? Would really like to save this guy, as they are very pretty and showy.
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I've only had the duster for a couple of weeks. Was real healthy when I bought it. There were three of them for sale and all looked healthy..
Here are the particulars about my tank.
80 Galloon Tank & Stand
250 Jaguer Heater
3 Maxi-jet 900 powerhead pumps
Prizm Pro Skimmer
Coralife Lighs 10K, 60w, x8
50 lbs liver rock
2 Bubble Anemomies
5 Mushroom Anemomies
1 Clownfish
1 Yellow tang
1 Firefish
1Brittle Star
1 Sand Star
2 Cleaner shrimp

Bought the tank used, most of the livestock came with the tank, which I've had now for 4 months. I did loose a Rega tang and a Citron goby. I sometimes wonder if I haven't gone over my head with the SW. Sure is an expensive hoby. I did invest in an RO unit, to improve my water quality and have added a few corals (hammer, frogspawn and a brain), which are all doing well, the feather duster is still alive but not doing all that hot and now the anmemomie, seems to be picking up but will have to wait and see.
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The feather duster (coco worm) is doing much better, got a product called Reefroid, it's made all the difference. I think it just wasn't getting enough food and the reefroids seem to provide what ever was lacking. Actually I think even my mushrooms are doing better with the new food, as well.
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