Actinodiscus sp. (Purple/Blue Mushroom)

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Actinodiscus sp. (Purple/Blue Mushroom)

Post  thierry on Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:03 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: 8 March 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, 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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Bought

Post  thierry on Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:10 am

Last Tuesday I bought this rock full of mushrooms from Lara for 20 euro's. Here are some pictures how they looked in her aquarium.

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Toadstool Fragmented

Post  thierry on Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:32 am



Cleared the rock of the bubble algae afterwards as well.
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Re: Actinodiscus sp. (Purple/Blue Mushroom)

Post  thierry on Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:22 am

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Moved to RSM

Post  thierry on Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:40 pm

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

Post  thierry on Thu May 12, 2011 1:01 pm

After the blow they had in the fragtank they really seem to recover again.
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Cleaning 22-6-2011

Post  thierry on Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:37 am

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Quick Vacation Update

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

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Post  thierry on Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:48 pm

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Cleaning 19-10-2011

Post  thierry on Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:25 pm

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