Actinodiscus sp. (Striped Mushroom)

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Actinodiscus sp. (Striped Mushroom)

Post  thierry on Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:15 pm

Source: liveaquaria.com

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  • Care Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Semi-aggressive
  • Lighting: Moderate
  • Waterflow: Low to Medium
  • Placement: All
  • Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
  • Color Form: Blue, Purple, Green
  • Origin: Indonesia
  • Family: Actinodiscidae/Discosomatidae
  • Insert Date: 4 June 2010


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 blue 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. Each ships as several individual mushrooms attached to one rock.

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.
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Found again

Post  thierry on Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:16 pm

At first we thought it got lost, but it appeared to be in between the two green mushroom we got that same day.
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July 5 2010

Post  thierry on Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:14 am

Here is the first picture of the striped mushroom. You can see it in between the two green ones.
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Disapeared

Post  thierry on Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:08 pm

Think he didn't like being overgrown by the two other mushrooms. He is nowhere to be found again.
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Angelfish sold, tank rebuild

Post  thierry on Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:04 am

After having all the stones out we didn't see it anywhere, I'm afraid it's gone.
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