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Purple Mushroom
Purple 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, such as the purple specimen pictured above, whereas, others are striped or spotted. 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, and under the right conditions, will multiply and spread very rapidly. In general, they need a medium light level, and should be placed lower in the tank 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: Easy
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: Violet, Blue
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Ideal Supplements: Iodine, Trace Elements
Origin: Indonesia
Family: Actinodiscidae/Discosomatidae
Frag ID: 530-169
Date Posted: 05-11-07
Quantity Avail: 1
Category: Mushrooms & Ricordea
Genus: Discosoma
Source: Aquaculture
Common Names: Purple Mushroom
Frag Color: Purple
Frag Size: 1-2" attached to live rock
Will Ship To: USA - All
Shipping Details:All orders shipped U.S.P.S. Priority Mail. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING!! *This mushroom sells quickly when in stock, I will have more upcoming. E-mail me if you would like to reserve ahead of time.
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Username: Aaquaculture
Location: Leesburg, FL, Florida USA
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Registered: 01-20-07
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