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Red Mushroom
 
 
Red Mushroom
The Actinodiscus Mushrooms are also referred to as Mushroom Anemones and Disc Anemones. They were previously in a genus called Discosoma. These invertebrates display a wide variety of colors, textures, and patterns. Some are solid colors, whereas, others are striped or spotted. The red specimens can vary from a light pinkish purple to a vivid red. The taxonomy of the various species is in a state of flux, and will probably continue to change.
They are hardy and moderately easy to maintain. In general, they need a medium light level, and should be placed lower in the aquarium if the light intensity is high. The Actinodiscus Mushrooms prefer a low to medium water flow within the aquarium, although different species may have different requirements. They are semi-aggressive and require adequate space between themselves and other corals and sessile invertebrates.

An Actinodiscus Mushrooom receives some of its nutritional requirements through the photosynthesis of the symbiotic algae zooxanthellae which it hosts. It also feeds on other nutrients and particulate matter and benefits from additional food in the form of micro-plankton or brine shrimp fed to each polyp of the colony.

These mushrooms do require a few days after acclimation to fully open.

Care Level: Moderate
Light: Moderate
Water Flow: Low to Medium
Placement: All
Tank Conditions: 72-78F; sg 1.023-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4; dKH 8-12
Color Form: Bright Red, Pinkish Purple
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Ideal Supplements: Iodine, Trace Elements
Origin: Indonesia
Family: Actinodiscidae/Discosomatidae
 
Frag ID: 530-168
Date Posted: 05-11-07
Quantity Avail: 5
Category: Mushrooms & Ricordea
Genus: Discosoma
Species:Actinodiscus
Source: Aquaculture
Common Names: Red Mushroom
Frag Color: Red
Frag Size: 2-3" Mushroom attached to live rock
Price:$35.00
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Username: Aaquaculture
Location: Leesburg, FL, Florida USA
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Registered: 01-20-07
 
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