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Within the order corallimorpharia, there are a number of species of so-called “mushrooms” that make ideal tropical marine reef aquarium inhabitants, and those from the genus Rhodactis are amongst the best.

Rhodactis Mushroom are also known as the Tonga Blue Mushroom, Hairy Mushroom, or Small Elephant Ear Mushroom. They usually come in violet to blue colors, often with margins and highlights of green.

The Ricordea, or Flower Mushroom Coral has short, club, or berry-shaped tentacles. It shares some similarities to stony corals, and is also termed a Disc Anemone. It is found in a variety of color forms, but green is the most common.

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Within the order corallimorpharia, there are a number of species of so-called “mushrooms” that make ideal tropical marine reef aquarium inhabitants, and those from the genus Rhodactis are amongst the best.

Rhodactis Mushroom are also known as the Tonga Blue Mushroom, Hairy Mushroom, or Small Elephant Ear Mushroom. They usually come in violet to blue colors, often with margins and highlights of green. It may have a red mouth and papillae that form cauliflower-like patterns and can grow up to 3 inches in diameter. Some Rhodactis remain small while others like the Elephant Ear can grow over 12″ in diameter. They come in a wide variety of colors and textures. Some even host clownfish.

They are very easy to maintain in the reef aquarium and prefers a low water movement. It is less tolerant of bright light compared to other Rhodactis sp., preferring reduced light. It is semi-aggressive and requires adequate space between itself and other corals. Longitudinal fission is the primary means of reproduction. Mushrooms do have the ability to pop off their base and move around the aquarium so don’t be surprised if they decide to go on a midnight stroll around the aquarium to find a new home.

Rhodactis Mushrooms are a relatively typical range of Corallimorpharia, as well as located throughout Indo-Pacific Sea. This splendid microorganism is simple to care for and also would certainly give a fantastic exotic feel to any sort of house fish tank.

Feeding
The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae hosted within its body provide the majority of its nutritional requirements through photosynthesis. It also eats plankton and small invertebrates. This Mushroom feeds through photosynthesis. On the surface, Rhodactis Mushrooms favors feeding on plankton and also bigger microorganisms that could be discovered in the storage tank water, such as the tiny aquatic phytoplankton as well as zooplankton.

The Ricordea, or Flower Mushroom Coral has short, club, or berry-shaped tentacles. It shares some similarities to stony corals, and is also termed a Disc Anemone. It is found in a variety of color forms, but green is the most common.

Ricordea yuma mushrooms are a Pacific species of corallimorph. Their body is covered with an irregular mat of short bubble-like tentacles and they come in a wide array of colors. Ricordea yuma can be sensitive and challenging so we do not recommend them for beginners.

It requires a medium to high light level, but metal halide lighting may be too bright. It prefers a low water movement within the aquarium, and it may not be as hardy as some of the other mushroom corals. It is considered semi-aggressive and requires adequate space between itself and other corals. It reproduces by longitudinal fission.

The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae hosted within it provides the majority of its nutritional requirements from the light driven process of photosynthesis. It also eats plankton and smaller invertebrates such as crustaceans.

It ships as several individual mushrooms attached to one rock.