Feather Duster left tube dropped feathers

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by Josiah K, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. Josiah K

    Josiah K New Member

    Hey so yesterday night I got a new batch of fish and a feather duster and an anemone. By morning he was out of his tube and looked as if he was looking for a different place to go. I checked him tonight and he had moved further but had also dropped most of his feathers. I saw my coral beauty nip at him a few times. Is he dying or just finding a new spot.
  2. florida joe

    florida joe Well-Known Member

    when they get severely stressed they will drop their feathers
  3. 2quills

    2quills Administrator Staff Member

    Agree it's a sign of significant stress of it already dropped it's crown and abandoned the tube after one night in the tank.

    If conditions are favorable it will build a new tube and grow a new crown. If not it will perish.
  4. Josiah K

    Josiah K New Member

    Thanks. I checked for him and he's nowhere to be found. I'm hoping he just found a place in a rock and is just going to stay in there for a bit. It's 180 gallons so he's got a lot of room to hide. Hope he's ok

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