Dragon Bounce Mushroom
This is a WYSIWYG Dragon Lady Bounce Mushroom Coral approximately 1″ in diameter. The most interesting and attractive specimens in this hobby are neither hard to find nor hard to keep. Mushrooms have been a staple in the marine aquarium hobby for over twenty-five years. They often make their way into aquariums as an initial purchase! Mushroom corals are captivating to the eye as well as extremely easy to maintain.
From the Caribbean to Fiji there are several different families to choose from, each offering a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Being one of the very first live specimens to ever be housed in a synthetic system, Corallimorphs are perfect for saltwater beginners for good reason:
• Can tolerate a wide range of water parameters
• Do not require special attention
• Not aggressive towards other tank inhabitants
• Ability propagate easily
*Tip: Corallimorphs are a great choice for fish-only systems, as the vast majority of reef fish do not find mushrooms appetizing. Most mushrooms can also tolerate higher levels of nitrate, phosphate and ammonia!
Caring for mushrooms is very simple. Mushrooms seem to do better in tanks with higher than normal levels of nutrients and lower levels of lighting and flow. They are a “sit and forget” type of coral that live out their lives best when left undisturbed. Interestingly enough, a lack of attention to these organisms will actually promote a natural “budding” of the mushroom through an asexual reproductive process called Pedal Laceration. This is where the mushroom will slowly move along the substrate and leave behind cloned copies of itself.