I have quite an abundance of these...smaller ones, building tubes than can get a couple inches long. I don't care for them, at least not in these numbers. Is there any fish, besides a pseudochromis, that will take care of these?
As mentioned before, they are signs of a healthy tank... I use them as my first line defense on alkalinity changes. When the feather dusters start disappearing, I know something is going wrong with my parameters..
I have not found anything yet that eats them, but then again, I'm not looking to get rid of them.
I also vote for the Copperband Butterfly... they're great fish and ravenous worm eaters... unless your featherdusters suddenly become nocturnal the Copperband will wipe them out within a weeks time most likely.
IMO a 46 is not large enough tank to house a copperband b'fly. FWIW I wouldn't keep one in less than about a 75 or so, mature tank that supports foraging as well as having several safe spots they can go too if stressed.
Lise, I have never noticed 6 lines being anymore territorial than most other fish in their size range, certainly mellower than damsels or dottybacks
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