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Post  thierry on Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:50 pm

Source: liveaquaria.com

QUICK STATS
  • 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: 10 July 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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Post  thierry on Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:27 pm

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Post  thierry on Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:39 am

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Post  thierry on Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:41 am

The rock rotated and moved a bit. Hard to place due to the shape of the rock and the locations of the mushrooms.
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Post  thierry on Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:49 pm

The rock full of purple mushrooms we got 2 months ago doesn’t seem to have changed much. It has moved around a couple of times, because it was hard to place. But all the mushrooms are still there and everything looks fine.
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Post  thierry on Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:13 pm

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Post  thierry on Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:30 am

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Post  thierry on Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:25 pm

The rock with purple mushrooms is doing fine, even with their new friend who moved onto the rock, a brownish mushroom.
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Post  thierry on Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:19 pm

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Post  thierry on Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:45 pm

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Post  thierry on Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:01 am

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Post  thierry on Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:43 pm

And also removed some Planaria from the mushrooms
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Post  thierry on Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:02 am

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Post  thierry on Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:33 pm

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Post  thierry on Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:00 pm

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Post  thierry on Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:40 pm

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