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Discosoma Mushrooms come in a wide variety of colors (green, blue, red, purple,.....etc.) Patterns on the flesh of these animals vary as well. They may be dotted, marbled, striped, or frilled. These textured patterns...


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A great beginner coral that comes in a bunch of different colors featured

Comments This is an easy coral to keep with very little required in its care. They don't need to be fed, but will catch what they can of the food you drop in the tank. Mine will even grab onto flake food as well as brine shrimp.

The aquarist must be careful not to place in too bright of light as mushrooms do not like bright light. I would put them in the moderate light category.

Mushrooms do not like heavy flow but also do not do well with too little. As they are disk shaped they can collect detritus, so provide just enough flow to keep them clear of this but not so much that they produce an excess of mucus.

Care is essentially the same between the various color morphs, with some morphs requiring more or less light. In my experience my red mushrooms like less light and do better nearer the bottom of the tank, the blue like more and do better toward the middle. There are very few mushrooms I would put near the top.

These corals propagate themselves quite readily in the aquarium. You will notice a second mouth appear on the coral and shortly afterward the coral divides in half to form two corals (longitudinal fission) but also reproduce by budding.

Mushrooms are not aggressive corals and seem to be able to grow right next to zoanthus and protopalythoa (button polyps).


Liked about it 1. Colorful
2. Hardy
3. Reproduces readily


Didn't like 1. Difficult to mount loose heads sometimes as they slime up when pulled from the water.


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5.0

By tcamos
Aug 17, 2010
 
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One of the Best

Comments Nothing tops a mushroom color. Easy, cheap and beautiful. These are one of the most easy to care for corals and are also one of the most cheap. They are absolutely stunning and with their diverse colors, anybody can find what they are looking for. from unique blue/green patterns to bright blue, these are the best.They don't need to be fed, but will catch bits of food floating in the water column. They require little light and do not need heavy flow. Also, many organisms find them un-appetizing to eat and are avoided by pretty much everything else in the aquarium. They reproduce easily and are non-aggressive, so people should not have to worry about placing them near other corals.


Liked about it They are very cheap.
They are very easy to care for.
They are very beautiful.


Didn't like Not much problems except they're usually tiny when ordered online.


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5.0

By ShroomDaddy
Feb 08, 2013
 
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A good starter coral

Comments The mushroom coral was my first coral that was given to me. At first, I thought that it would be one of the hardest corals to take care of. But after a 1 week, I found out that these corals were actually one of the most easiest corals to take care of. They don't need super strong lighting, and they also don't need have strong flow. My mushrooms also divided up several times, a really nice thing to look at in a discosoma mushroom.


Liked about it 1. Really nice looking
2. A very hardy coral
3. Easy to keep and doesn't eat a lot.
4. Doesn't require much flow
5. Doesn't need much light.


Didn't like 1. Sometimes they squirt out their white insides which make them look very ugly
2. They aren't the nicest looking corals out there


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4.3
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5.0
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3.5

By Silentdea
Mar 21, 2011
 
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Great coral especially for beginners

Comments These are very easy to care for. not very aggressive at all. grow and split pretty fast given the right conditions. i have noticed that the larger the mushroom the more active it seems to be, but not alot of movement they provide more color and texture. no tank requirements and i feed my larger shrooms brine and a phyto supplement.


Liked about it i lie the colors that mushrooms come in. As well as the different textures that can be found. pretty easy to frag. and on large shroom can make 5 total frags if correctly done.


Didn't like they are very slimy which makes fragging a little difficult.


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5.0

By mshonk2
Feb 25, 2011
 
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Easy care coral

Comments Mushrooms are great for begginers they require little care. Be sure tp place them in a spot where they get low to moderate lighting and a low flow. Mushrooms will shrivel up quite a bit at night and open fully within a few hours of the lights being on. They dont require feeding, they will catch extra food on their own. I wouldnt place these corals too close to other specimens because they may sting or quickly over grow the other coral. I find that mushrooms like a little more nutrient rich water with nitrates being around 10ppm. They come in many different colors from blue to purple to green. They also have iteresting patterns including stripes and spots. This coral also propogates very quickly.


Liked about it Frags are easy to come by and pretty cheap. Lots of colors to choose from. They dont require perfect water quality.


Didn't like May over crowd other corals quickly.


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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

By fishoutofwater25
Nov 02, 2010
 
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Easy on the wallet

Comments This coral is easily cared for. This makes for a great beginner coral that will add instant color to any tank. Very gentle and will eat a variety of food from flakes to frozen. Other than placing it in the tank little has to be done after that. Will need to be placed in a low flow section of the tank otherwise it stays shrunken up.


Liked about it This coral is almost a must for any beginner. They are pretty cheap. They are hardy giving the beginner a chance to get their water parameters in order. They grow and multiply pretty fast. They give nice rock coverage and instant color to your tank. This mushroom comes in a variety of colors. If you are doing a softy tank, it don't get much softer than mushrooms.


Didn't like I have nothing bad to say about this coral.


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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

By br0ken68
Sep 07, 2010
 
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Great coral for folks new to the hobby

Comments A hardy coral that can thrive in many conditions, mushrooms are a great starter coral for folks new to the hobby. It is seldom aggressive, can grow very quickly with adequate lighting and proper water conditions, and will coexist with almost anything. No supplemental feeding is necessary, would recommend for anyone wanting to get their feet wet with corals.


Liked about it Simple, hardy, and potentially quick growers.


Didn't like May become a nuisance in proper conditions.


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3.5
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4.0
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3.0

By crvz
Jan 06, 2010
 
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Great coral and easy to care for

Comments This coral is a great beginner coral for one. They come in many different colors and sizes and will tolerate a wider range of water quality than alot of corals. They don't require much lighting. They like lower flow so they're better to keep near the bottom of the tank. They are not very agressive that I have seen and they reproduce on their own by moving and leaving parts of their foot behind that grow into a new animal.


Liked about it - very easy to care for
- minimal lighting requirement
- beautiful addition to the tank


Didn't like - can be a pain to get to attach to a new location
- if the flow is too strong it will detach itself


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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

By ibanez2k
Aug 16, 2009
 
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Very easy!

Comments This coral, in my opinion, is probably one of the easiset coral to keep in a reef tank. They come in nice colors and explode in size when the right conditions are met. I've had one in my tank for about 4 months now and its more than doubled in size. They don't require much light at all and can be placed anywhere in the tank. They do not need to be fed (I've never feed mine directly). The only problem I can see with these mushrooms is that if you don't buy one that's already attached to something they can be a pain to get them to attach as sometimes even when glued they still slip off and just float around but they will only do that when they are unhappy. Most people either glue them and attach to live rock or put in a small container inside the tank with some rubble and let them attach themselves. Usually within 3-4 days they will attach and stay there.


Liked about it Very easy
Nice color
Growth


Didn't like Can be boring sometimes
Attachment


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4.5
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4.0
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5.0

By jamesbooth66
Apr 06, 2012
 
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Great starter coral

Comments If you are looking for the cockroach of the sea, this is it! This coral is extremely hardy and doesn't require light or feedings. It comes in many different corals from brown to many variations. In the right conditions, they will spit and you will have even more!


Liked about it Hardy
Affordable
No feedings required


Didn't like Nothing


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5.0

By Coreyb
Jan 10, 2011
 
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Excellent beginner coral

Comments Great way to add a variety of color to your tank. Almost fool proof can survive just about anything. Great coral to grow and trade for more later or to get LFS store credit.


Liked about it Fast Growing.
Easily Propogated.
Variety of color morphs.


Didn't like Will detach and move themselves around at times. Can grow quickly into areas not intended for them.


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5.0
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5.0

By sks4613
Oct 10, 2009
 
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Great beginner coral!

Comments This is a pretty easy coral to have, it has a nice splash of color to a tank and grow pretty quick


Liked about it Nice splash of color, a great beginner coral, and a nice addition to the tank!


Didn't like I got them from a fellow reefer, it took a while for them to open up ,and at first i thought they were dead.


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4.0
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4.0
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4.0

By quader94
Jul 31, 2009
 
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Great starter coral...

Comments Mushroom corals are fairly easy to keep and don't require elevated levels of lighting. They grow quickly and will reproduce by spiting when water quality is good. They can be difficult to attach to a rock if they are not already on one, so care should be exercised to prevent them from getting into pumps or power heads.


Liked about it Can be very colorful, grow fairly quickly, good beginner coral.


Didn't like Can be difficult to get to attach to a piece of live rock.


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5.0

By Big D
Jul 16, 2009
 
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Mushrooms are always a great beginner coral.

General Get yourself a few of these and in no time your tank will be full of them. They spread very fast and could survive nuclear fall out. Isolate them if you do not want them taking over.


Liked about it Easy to keep
Great colors
Fast growers


Didn't like The grow almost too fast and can take over quickly.
They will actually sting and kill Most all other corals.


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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

By ckusnierek
Jul 14, 2009
 
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My best corals

General Super easy care. Love the colors and choices. I have 6 different shrooms in my tank and they are beautiful. Easy to frag. Multiply on their own. Love finding new mushrooms when cleaning the tank. It's like a little surprise!!


Liked about it Color
Variety of texture
Value
Ease of care


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5.0
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5.0

By reefer.madness
Jul 05, 2009
 
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Easy

General I just Love these easy to keep and can spread without the reefer always have to Frag them. With Many different types out there you can truly have a very Colorful Mushroom Collection


Liked about it They are very easy to keep and dont require high lighting either. They come in many different colors and will reproduce by themselves.


Didn't like Nothing


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5.0

By zero186
Jul 05, 2009
 
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Love the shrooms

General Great beginner corals that you can grow easily even under low power CF lighting. They spread quickly and are easily fragged and traded to other reefers for more shrooms, so you can grow more shrooms, so you can trade more, ad nauseum :)


Liked about it Shrooms are so easy to grow under almost any light!
Great colors and textures


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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

By Kyuss
Jun 14, 2009
 
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Awesome Coral

General These are great corals for beginners and expert alike. They come in all the colors of the rainbow and are very easy to keep.


Liked about it Add color to any reef and don't require alot of care.


Didn't like Nothing


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5.0

By drdude05
Jun 09, 2009
 
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Thoughts on Mushroom coral(anemone)

General Great beginner coral...actually it was my first coral paid 5.00 for a frag. Mushrooms are a very easy to frag coral. Just need a sharp object and cust it like one would a pizza. Coral is photosynthetic meaning it only needs light to live. They will move in the form of crawling(very slowly) and completely detaching from a rock.


Liked about it Low light requirements.


Didn't like no complaints!


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4.5
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5.0
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4.0

By Dragonist
Jun 04, 2009
 
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Great First Coral

General These are great started corals, they do not have great demands and can easily be propagated through cuttings. They will give someone and try at corals to see if they are up to the task. They aren't the most expensive coral and you can find frags real cheap. If your thinking of getting coral for the first time this is a good starter point and many advanced reefers still keep them.


Liked about it Easy to care for do not have great demands in terms of water quality or lighting.


Didn't like Some of them are dull in color.


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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

By quick_murdoc
May 19, 2009
 
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good beginner coral

General Most people's first coral


Liked about it tolerant,fast growing, great coral for the beginner and expert alike. They tolerate asexual reproduction through cutting very well.


Didn't like they move around making getting them in just the right place aesthetically a difficult task. They are common and won't make your tank standout.


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4.5
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4.0
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5.0

By jenglish
Apr 16, 2009
 
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These and Cockroaches are the only things that cou

General Great deal.
Pretty coral!


Liked about it They are very pretty.
They can relocate if anything gets in their way!
They don't immediately close up if you touch them, like polyps do.
They could survive a nuke!!!
Very hardy.
They're also cheap.


Didn't like Not much!


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5.0
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5.0

By Kakalakasha
Mar 25, 2009
 
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