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fishyshawn
04-23-2006, 05:00 PM
i just got 11lb of live rock today from my lfs and i just put it in so i was looking at it and i found what looks like a very small feather duster or a shaving brush plant. is it posibil its a feather duster.
thanks
shawn

davejnz
04-23-2006, 05:39 PM
Probably is,I had 1000's of those little hitchiker feather dusters in my old 40gal tall LPS reef.

fishyshawn
04-23-2006, 05:44 PM
i like them is there any thing i could feed them or are they ok. there are only about two and are about a centimeter.

flame
04-23-2006, 07:21 PM
They are filter feeders. There are asorted foods for them I would find something that would be good for them and others in your tank

fishyshawn
04-23-2006, 07:27 PM
yeah i was just at the stor and i picked up some phyto plankton stuff

davejnz
04-23-2006, 07:47 PM
Be careful with phytoplankton.Only use the live stuff(DT's),if its not refrigerated when you buy it,then its worthless.Even with the live stuff,you have to be careful with it,it is an algae afterall.Most corals do not eat it,its best used to feed clams,feather dusters,gorgonians,and a few aposymbiotic corals.
BTW,I've never used phytoplankton.My tank that was loaded with them that i just broke down was fed bi-weekly with an assortment of homeade foods.A good practice to start doing is to turkey baste your LR every day to blow off detritus.Filter feeders will eat detritus,phyto,bacteria,etc. as long as it is the right micron size(I think 5-10micron).My experience tells me phyto additions aren't needed to maintain these smaller,hitchiker dusters but dosing phyto SPARINGLY I'm sure will help.