Actinodiscus sp (Red Mushrooms)

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Actinodiscus sp (Red Mushrooms)

Post  thierry on Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:34 am

Source: liveaquaria.com

QUICK STATS
  • Care Level: Moderate
  • 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: Red
  • Origin: Central Pacific, Eastern Asia, South Asia
  • Family: Actinodiscidae/Discosomatidae
  • Insert Date: 19 February 2011


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, whereas, others are striped or spotted. The red specimens can vary from a light pinkish purple to a vivid red. 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. In general, they need a medium light level, and should be placed lower in the aquarium 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 several small rocks which are glued to a single 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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Aquarium Saturday

Post  thierry on Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:10 pm

During one of my visits Saturday I noticed a nice big rock with a toadstool on it. Attached to this rock was a rock that was covered with buttons, 2 kinds and Red Mushrooms. Unfortunately for the toadstool that piece broke off during transport. The mushrooms will probably serve as sale/trade material and be separated. Basically this whole rock will probably end up in pieces.
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Fragging

Post  thierry on Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:51 am

Then I started with the rock that broke off the Toadstool rock, the one with the mushrooms and buttons and one toadstool also.
I took the rock out of the aquarium and fragged it using a chisel and hammer.

The result: 4 rocks with buttons, one small rock with a toadstool, a big rock with red mushrooms and many fragstones that went into the small bin where the Kenya Trees where located. 3 of them that had attached to a rock have been moved to the RSM.

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Toadstool Fragmented

Post  thierry on Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:38 am

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Re: Actinodiscus sp (Red Mushrooms)

Post  thierry on Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:21 am

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Moved to RSM

Post  thierry on Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:44 pm

Because the fragtank is now being prepared for an overflow the more fragile corals moved to the Red Sea Max for the time being.
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Recovering

Post  thierry on Thu May 12, 2011 1:12 pm

The red mushrooms are already look a lot better.
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Cleaning 22-6-2011

Post  thierry on Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:24 am

One of the mushrooms attached to another rock which has been placed in the fragtank now. It's going to lead a life of it's own.


The rest of the rock is still in the RSM
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Post  thierry on Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:07 pm

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