Actinodiscus sp (Red Mushroom)

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Actinodiscus sp (Red Mushroom)

Post  thierry on Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:29 am

Source: liveaquaria.com

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  • 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: 22 June 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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Cleaning 22-6-2011

Post  thierry on Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:34 am

One Mushroom from the Red Mushroom rock had attached to the rock with one Button Polyp. I noticed it when moving them back into the Fragtank.
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Post  thierry on Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:51 am

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Post  thierry on Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:59 pm

The red mushroom now moved into the crab part of the tank.
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Post  thierry on Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:21 pm

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Post  thierry on Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:13 pm

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