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Bullseye Mushrooms

 
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If you like mushroom corals you will like this color as it stands out featured

Comments This is one of the mushrooms I find can take a bit more light than others. I still would not put it up high in the tank, or expose it to high intensity lighting, but it can take more light than other mushrooms.

This is a very attractive coral and I find it propagates in my tank quickly. I started with just one and now have about a dozen or so.

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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By tcamos
Sep 21, 2010
 
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Reproduces very easily!

Comments An easy to care for beginner coral. It's not aggressive. Grows quite fast. I purchased on rock with 3 of the mushrooms on it and the largest has produced 4 'babies' so far. It does this every 2 weeks or so. There is nothing special in terms of feeding, just proper tank specs, but I do add nutrients for inverts to the tank.


Liked about it Easy to care for, reproduces rapidly, grows quickly.


Didn't like I wish it was a bit more colorful, but other than that no complaints.


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By Sherilw
May 14, 2010
 
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