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Red Mushroom
Discosoma sp.
Archetype

$ 5.00

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Red Mushroom
Discosoma sp.

Archetype

$ 5.00

Mushroom corals, come in a wide variety of colors, sizes and shape variations. Exhibiting a structure like anemones, the discosoma have short, stubby rounded tentacles surrounding an oral disc. Mushroom corals are photosynthetic and require a moderate level light source. A medium flow rate help it gather food from the water column. These mushrooms grow up to a few inches in size before splitting.

Mushroom corals can have a semi-aggressive sting in relation to other corals and can move about rock structures at a painstakingly slow pace if unhappy. However, they tear via fission in order to reproduce with this same movement so lighting and flow conditions are not the sole reasons for movement. A diet of smaller inverts such as plankton provide additional nutrition needs.

Care Level: Easy
Diet: Filtering
Minimum tank Size: NA
Maximum Size: NA