View Full Version : featherduster help

07-20-2007, 09:50 PM
Does anyone know if featherduster plumes will grow back? Apparently someone in my tank got a little hungry or so it seams. The worm itself seems to be OK for now but will the feathers grow back or will he starve to death first? :sad:

07-20-2007, 10:30 PM
I had a feather duster loose it's 'head' for some reason. It grew back and he is fine now but it did take several weeks.

07-21-2007, 02:46 AM
Captive feather dusters frequently lose their feathered crowns because of stress and malnourishment. Unless you have a mature reef and you feed your fish often, you will need to feed the feather dusters phytoplankton and possibly rotifers - basically food for filter feeders.

The feathers will eventually grow back, but usually not the same size and color as its original.