Copperband killed my giant Feather duster??

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  1. nanomania

    nanomania Valuable Member

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    Just added a cbb for aiptasia issue, i have a giant 6months old feather duster, it didnot come out for the first time today. Is it possible that my cbb killed it? Do they kill giant feather dusters too?? Plz help.
     
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    Unfortunately, CBB eat feather dusters as part of their regular diet.
     
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    You ever wondered why CBB mouth is shaped like that? Now you know.
     
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    Feather dusters are irresistible to CBBs.
     
  5. pcon

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    Pretty much any resource would have told you this, Liveaquaria: "They may pick on invertebrates, especially anemones and feather dusters." Saltwater fish: "most likely feeding heavily on tubeworms ... ... feather dusters" even wikipedia: "Given a choice, Aiptasia is the least favored food. The butterflyfish preys on all tube and substrate worms"
    CBBS are not often effective aiptasia control, but probably will eat some of the stuff you want in your tank. beautiful fish and worth the planning and effort to work around.
     
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    nanomania Valuable Member

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    My final bet is peppermint shrimps, only issue is that they ate my mushrooms one aiptasia were gone
     
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    I am a big proponent of the bristle tail filefish
     
  8. nanomania

    nanomania Valuable Member

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    You Mean matted?
     
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    Both common names, Acreichthys tomentosus.
     
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    I agree that eating feather dusters and other worms is normal for CBB
     
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    nanomania Valuable Member

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    Fortunately my feather duster was not dead, so shifted to another tank
     
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