Notes: Giant Feather Dusters come in a variety of colorations ranging from tan and white from purple and tan. Feather Dusters use their radioles, or “feathers” to filter bacteria and particulate matter from the water into their mouth located at the center of the crown. When disturbed the Feather Duster can retract quickly into its tube for safety. If severely stressed it can discard its crown (feathers) completely and grow a new set.
When placing Feather Dusters in the aquarium you may bury them in the sand with the crown end of the tube protruding from the sand, or stick them in a hole in the rocks with the crown end facing outward. If they are retracted and you don’t know which end is which lay them on the sand bed until they open and then place them into position.
Although Feather Dusters subsist mainly on bacteria and organic matter produced within the aquarium they will benefit from supplemental feedings of marine snow, phytoplankton, and/or foods for filter feeders.