Unlike most other corals which are colonies of small polyps, most mushroom corals are a single giant polyp.
Typically they stick to a rock singly or in colony of 5 , 10 ,15 and 20 polyps
Mushroom corals have variable colours, often the mouth is the most strikingly colored. In some, the tissue around the mouth is banded.
A young mushroom coral starts life attached to a surface, and looks like a tiny stalked mushroom. In many species, as the coral matures eventually breaks away from the stalk and lives life as an adult attached to the bottom. Mushroom are very hardy in reef aquarium,
spreading over empty space and multiply by budding small ones next to it . It clean water by filtering aquarium water and absorbing
the nutrient , the center tiny mouth will open when suitable food fall on them.
Metalic Green Mushroom
Brown Green Mushroom
Light Green Mushroom
Blue Green Strip mushroom
Blood Red Mushroom
Placement ,Light , Wave and Food requirement
Place mushroom coral on the lower bottom of aquarium .
LED full spectrum light of medium intensity is sufficient ,
Lower light will encourage mushroom to expand
too much light will force mushroom coral to shrink.
Wave action should be low to moderate and non direct. .
Full Spectrum Led light of medium intensity 8-12 hrs is able to keep alive and growth
Feeding once or twice a week will promote faster growth and propagation.
Feeding : Phytoplankton,Zooplankton, Copepod, Cyclops coral food and Rotifer
Water parameters need to be maintained well for Long Term Success :
DKH : 8-12 ; Magnesium : 1200-1400 , Calcium : 400-450 ppm and Trace elements .
You can use REEFMAX Additive ABCDEF to meet all above.
And Reefmax Amophos , Carbon , Super Bacteria and Chaeto to take care below:
Nitrate 0-50 ppm ; Ammonia : Non detectable ; PO4 < 0.1 ppm
Maintaining good water purity and mineral levels will enhance growth and expansion.
Salinity : 1.023 – 25 and Temperature : 25 – 29 degC .
Scientific Name: Rhodactis Sp. , Discosoma
Common Name: Mushroom Coral
Type of Coral: Soft Coral
Lighting: Moderate LED Full Spectrum
Placement : Lower bottom of Aquarium .
Flow: Moderate continous , non direct.
Care Level: Very easy, Beginner Coral
Feeding : Zooplanton , Phytoplankton
Premium Coral food and Rotifer
Approximate Size : M close palm size rock with 3 – 8 mushrooms
L : half open Palm size rock with 8 to 13mushrooms