Actinodiscus sp. (Striped Mushroom)

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Actinodiscus sp. (Striped Mushroom)

Post  thierry on Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:56 am

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: 28 September 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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First Pictures

Post  thierry on Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:40 pm

This rather large mushroom I found in our aquarium store. Together with 5 different small mushrooms I got it for 5 euro's. This location where he is now is already switched couple of times. I hope he attaches somewhere soon.



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Trying to attach the Mushroom

Post  thierry on Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:00 pm

Yesterday I decided to get a small piece of rock and some net and try to make the mushroom attach to the small rock. Hopefully then it wont blow through the tank anymore.
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Attached

Post  thierry on Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:50 am

After a week and a half in a small glass in the aquarium with some small rocks underneath it it has attached itself. It's now back in it's place with two rocks attached to it.
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Post  thierry on Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:23 pm

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Cleaning november 2010

Post  thierry on Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:32 pm

The striped mushroom is becoming huge already and is looking beautiful. I hope it will split soon so I might be able to get a fragment from it for a project in the making Smile

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Loads of anniversary’s

Post  thierry on Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:32 pm

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Happy New Year 2011

Post  thierry on Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:37 pm

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Just pictures

Post  thierry on Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:22 am

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Kenya Tree Sold

Post  thierry on Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:46 pm

Also removed the Planaria from the mushrooms.
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Re: Actinodiscus sp. (Striped Mushroom)

Post  thierry on Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:44 am

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Cleaned RSM

Post  thierry on Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:20 pm

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Post  thierry on Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:20 pm

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

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