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Post  thierry on Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:56 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 1:29 pm

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Post  thierry on Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:52 am

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Post  thierry on Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:20 am

Still pretty much in the same spot as before.
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Post  thierry on Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:48 pm

The new Mushroom rock is doing fine. When we got the first ones (two green and one striped) 3 months ago they where very small but they quickly expended. After the striped mushroom disappeared we got a Red one about one month after the green ones where placed. This one started out just like the green ones but expended very quick.
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Post  thierry on Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:40 pm

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Post  thierry on Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:39 pm

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Post  thierry on Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:22 pm

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Post  thierry on Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:28 pm

The red mushroom is growing large. It already grew over one of the green mushrooms making it move away. It also seemed to have split, a small mushroom can be seen on the left side of it.
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Post  thierry on Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:27 pm

Seems the second one has detached, I found it and put it in the fragbin.
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Post  thierry on Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:37 pm

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Post  thierry on Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:23 am

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Post  thierry on Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:45 pm

Also removed the Planaria from the mushrooms.
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Post  thierry on Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:44 am

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Post  thierry on Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:21 pm

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Post  thierry on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:06 pm

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Post  thierry on Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:21 pm

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Post  thierry on Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:41 pm

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Post  thierry on Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:11 pm

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