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Feather Dusters ~ Fan Worms

 
   
Fan worms also called Feather Dusters range from very small inconspicuous specimens to relatively large ones that can extend over 8 inches across.Some live with their leathery tubes buried in the loose substrate. Other fan worms build small calcareous tubes attached to hard substrates.
Good or Bad?:Fan worms are never bad. They exist in virtually every reef tank and earn a living by filtering the water through their fan to collect small foods to eat. Growth and proliferation of fan worms indicates that there is enough floating particles in the water to support them. Fan worms can be quite attractive depending on the type.
Food Source: Fan worms are not photosynthetic and must catch their food to survive. Tanks with low protein skimming will tend to have more fan worm growth. We also recommend you feed the tank phytoplankton.

 Extra Large Hawaiian Feather Duster
Sabellastarte sp.
Hawaiian Feather Duster
Description:Easy to keep , great for beginner's, the Hawaiian Feather Duster is known as the king of the feather dusters. They have the nicest fan-shaped crowns, (radiole's). The radiole may be up to 7 inches in diameter, and brightly colored. The Feather Duster uses the radiole to filter out small floating organisms, which it directs toward its mouth, located at the center of the crown. It protects its segmented body by secreting a parchment-like tube to cover itself. When it is disturbed, it can quickly pull in its radiole into the tube. If it is severely stressed, it will discard its crown, growing it back later.The Feather Duster is usually found in the coral rubble at the base of the reef aquarium, with some of the rubble being incorporated into its parchment-like tube. Diet: supplemental feeding of phytoplankton and liquid organic foods should be provided.
Reef Compatability: An excellent reef aquarium species because it will not bother invertebrates.
Level of Care:
A good specimen for beginners, easy
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Approximate Purchase Size: 4" to 6" 
Great for Beginner Reefs
$13.99 ea.
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  Flourescent Yellow/Green
Feather Dusters
Bispira sp.
Description: Bali provides us with a flourescent yellow/green feather duster, beautiful, easy to keep, perfect for the first time reef aquarist. Like it's larger Hawaiian cousin, it protects its segmented body by secreting a parchment-like tube to cover itself. When it is disturbed, it can quickly pull in its radiole into the tube. If it is severely stressed, it will discard its crown, growing it back later.The Flourescent Green Feather Duster is found in the coral rubble at the base of the reefs, with some of the rubble being incorporated into its parchment-like tube.
Diet: supplemental feeding of phytoplankton and liquid organic foods should be provided.
Reef Compatability: An excellent reef aquarium species because it will not bother invertebrates.
Level of Care:
A good specimen for beginners, easy
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Approximate Purchase Size: 21/2" to 5" 
Great for Beginner Reefs
$24.99 ea.
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 Red/Pink Feather Dusters
Bispira sp.
Bali provides us with thus beautiful, easy to keep, Red/Pink Feather Dusters. They are a nice addition to any reef. Like it's larger Hawaiian cousin, it protects its segmented body by secreting a parchment-like tube to cover itself. When it is disturbed, it can quickly pull in its radiole into the tube. If it is severely stressed, it will discard its crown, growing it back later.The Red/Pink Feather Duster is usually found in the coral rubble of the reef , with some of the rubble being incorporated into its parchment-like tube. Diet: supplemental feeding of phytoplankton and liquid organic foods should be provided.
Reef Compatability: An excellent reef aquarium species because it will not bother invertebrates.
Level of Care:
easy, a good specimen for beginners
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Approximate Purchase Size: 21/2" to 5" 
Great for Beginner Reefs
$19.99 ea.
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 Hard Tube Coco Worms
Protula bispiralis

A great addition to any reef tank.
Does well in any lighting or water flow.

Reef Compatability: These hard tube coco worms secretes a calcareous tube approximately ½ inch in diameter and 5”-8” long. The tubes come bent in all sorts of shapes. All Coco Worms require proper calcium levels of 400-450 ppm in order to grow their tubes.Coco worms use their radioles, or crowns, to filter bacteria and particulate matter from the water. When disturbed the Coco Worm can retract quickly into its tube and close its operculum to shut the top of its tube for safety.

When placing Coco Worms 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.

The Hard Tube Coco Worm will require certain supplements tand parameters to grow and flourish. The addition of calcium is required and supplemental feedings of marine snow, phytoplankton, and/or foods for filter feeders. Waterchemistry is crucial. The hard tube coco worm requires proper aquarium alkalinity, proper calcium levels. Hard tube coco worms are intolerant of poor water quality and copper-based medications.

Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Approximate Purchase Size: Large 5" to 6-1/2", XLarge 7" and up


Large ~ $59.99 XLarge ~ $89.99
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Colored Cluster Feather Dusters
Bispira brunnea

A colorful mass of tiny feather dusters.
Description:A beautiful addition to any reef tank. Very hardy (no need to worry about keeping these), may be kept under virtually any light conditions.They grow as a mass of individual small tubeworms, sometimes totaling over 100 in a single clump. Their parchment-like tubes will adhere to bits of rock. This helps to anchor the clump, which will usually be found in a shaded area of the reef. In the reef aquarium, they will require space under an overhanging rock or coral, with a gentle current delivering their planktonic meals. Since they need plankton in their diet, they will do best in a mature reef aquarium. Their combined mass of colorful radioles will filter out the available floating plankton, but can also be withdrawn into the parchment tubes if alarmed, and they are easily alarmed. If they become continually frightened or subjected to poor water quality, they may discard their radioles (fan tentacles). They will be re-grown only under proper conditions. Their mass of tubes are somewhat delicate, so care should be taken while transporting them. They should not be housed with predatory fish, serpent stars, urchins or any other invertebrate that may break them apart.
Diet: supplemental feeding of phytoplankton and liquid organic foods should be provided.
Reef Compatability: An excellent reef aquarium species because it will not bother invertebrates.
Level of Care:
A good specimen for beginners, easy
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Approximate Purchase Size: 11/2" to 2"

$29.99 ea.
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Purple Cluster Feather Dusters
Bispira brunnea

A colorful mass of tiny feather dusters.
Description:A beautiful addition to any reef tank. Very hardy (no need to worry about keeping these), may be kept under virtually any light conditions.They grow as a mass of individual small tubeworms, sometimes totaling over 100 in a single clump. Their parchment-like tubes will adhere to bits of rock. This helps to anchor the clump, which will usually be found in a shaded area of the reef. In the reef aquarium, they will require space under an overhanging rock or coral, with a gentle current delivering their planktonic meals. Since they need plankton in their diet, they will do best in a mature reef aquarium. Their combined mass of colorful radioles will filter out the available floating plankton, but can also be withdrawn into the parchment tubes if alarmed, and they are easily alarmed. If they become continually frightened or subjected to poor water quality, they may discard their radioles (fan tentacles). They will be re-grown only under proper conditions. Their mass of tubes are somewhat delicate, so care should be taken while transporting them. They should not be housed with predatory fish, serpent stars, urchins or any other invertebrate that may break them apart.
Diet: supplemental feeding of phytoplankton and liquid organic foods should be provided.
Reef Compatability: An excellent reef aquarium species because it will not bother invertebrates.
Level of Care:
A good specimen for beginners, easy
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Approximate Purchase Size: 11/2" to 2"

$49.99 ea.
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Red Christmas Tree Worm Rock

Description: The red Christmas tree rock is colonized grouping of red tube worms with red spiraling crowns . When disturbed or startled, these little worms will retreat quickly into their hidden tubes . Each rock will have a variable number of worms.
Diet:
supplemental feeding of phytoplankton and liquid organic foods should be provided.
Reef Compatability: An excellent reef aquarium species because it will not bother invertebrates.
Level of Care:
A good specimen for beginners, easy
Diet:
supplemental feeding of phytoplankton and liquid organic foods should be provided.
Reef Compatability: An excellent reef aquarium species because it will not bother invertebrates.
Level of Care:
A good specimen for beginners, easy
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2-1/2"
Great for Beginner Reefs

$34.99

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Multicolor Christmas Tree Worm Rock
Spirobranchus porites
Description: Also known as Jewel Stone, Christmas Worm Rock is a coral, usually Porites sp., that is colonized by a variety of colorful tube worms with spiraling crowns shaped like a christmas tree, hence the name. When disturbed or startled, these little worms will retreat quickly into their hidden tubes . Each rock will have a variable number of worms and a variable number of colors, and the Porites coral rock will also vary in shape and color.
Diet:
supplemental feeding of phytoplankton and liquid organic foods should be provided.
Reef Compatability: An excellent reef aquarium species because it will not bother invertebrates.
Level of Care:
A good specimen for beginners, easy
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2-1/2"; Medium: 2-1/2" to 3-1/2"; Large: 3-1/2" to 5"
Great for Beginner Reefs
Small ~ $44.99 Medium ~ $49.99 Large ~ $69.99
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