can there be too much feather duster worms

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  1. Wolve

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    do i need to get some fish that feeds on these things. they are starting to cover up my rocks

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    Get some butterflies!
     
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    Wolve Thread Starter

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    yeah i suppose when i did have a copperband the rocks were totaly clean :)
     
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    sell them as collonies, i think they are really pretty and very underated.

    else a butterfly, long nosed would be my choice would sort them out fast.
     
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    Try and sump some of them where they can assist with natural fiteration......
     
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    I reckon leave them in, really good filter feeders and will help with filtration, for free.
    Also if you add something specifically to eat them, as soon as they're all gone then what does the fish eat, hoping it will take commercial foods. I have a picasso trigger which eats everthing, all tube worms, feather dusters and pods. Now when I want some shrimp to take care of my tangs I can't coz its picasso food.

    Think carefully before buyig a fish you may not want a few months after.

    I reckon as soon as you've got a Coral in the dusters place they'll stop coming out.
     
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    These are AWESOME to have! Please don't try and get rid of them. They do help a LOT in the filtration of your tank's water!

    And to answer your question: NO - you can never have too much!
     
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    i had a rock full of them. They have tripled in my DSB. I now and then take some out for a snack for my Copperband :) He loves them :)
     
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    Why dont you "frag" them out for some of the other members?
     
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    Definately share them with other members.
     
  12. Wolve

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    i have no problems with that anyone in durbs want any url are more then welcome to some
     
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    Thanks Wolve.
    If you have some extra. I'll be very keen in about a month's time once my tank has settled.
     
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    cool, just let me know when you need them
     
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    Wolve, any chance I could get a small sample of those feather worms from you?
     
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    Hi Wolve,I have the same problem as you. I just end up scraping it off the sump and using a scrubbing brush to brush them off my rocks, but they always grow back. It seems they are apparently good, but don't look so good in the display. Just a word of caution
    to anyone who does want, they spread like wildfire once in your tank if you don't have a predator.
     
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    yes they do, very very fast. But they are awesome food for predatory fish that have trouble accepting live food. For example, a long nose butterfly i once had, in the stages from only live food to prepared he wacked all the fan worms in my sump. My angels chowed them as well. So if you can keep them controlled in your sump they are a good food source. Maybe have them in your sump on small rocks and once in a while move them up to your display for feasting?
     
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    howsit AOR sorry for late reply was in Swaziland for the last week, there is plenty so let me know when you wanna come throu
     
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    Personally I think they look very good
     
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    Thanks, Wolve.
    Will pm you in the next few day (got to let the tank cycle a bit longer) to arrange a face to face.
     
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    Mine has grown in my Cheato and chocked the Cheato. They just spread to fast.
     
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