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Mushroom Coral

Discussion in 'Saltwater - Corals and Anemones' started by Mr Miagi, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. Mr Miagi

    Mr Miagi Veins are flowing with SW, now going back to FW!

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    Common name(s): Mushroom Coral, Disc Coral, Disc Anemone, Mushroom Anemones

    Genus: Actinodiscus (previously known as Discosomia)

    Family: Actinodiscidae/Discosomatidae

    Temperament: Semi-aggressive

    Tank Placement: Low to Mid-level

    Water Flow: Low

    Light: Low to Moderate

    Care: They are easy, recomended corals for beginners. Mushrooms come in an extreme range of colors and patterns. When purchased, it will come attached on live rock. Mushrooms prefer low water movement and low to moderate lighting.

    Feeding: Mushrooms are photosynthetic (Produce their own food). However, they will benefit from occasional feedings of Plankton/Fish Flesh/Prawn.

    Reproduction: Mushrooms divide by fission, budding, laceration, or you can 'Frag' it.

    My Blue Stripped Mushroom:

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  2. Mr Miagi

    Mr Miagi Veins are flowing with SW, now going back to FW!

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    This single parent colony feeding on prawn.

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    This is the same colony which has undergone fission and created two indentical 'shrooms from the parent colony. You can see the point at which the parent divided.

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