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tripwater
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PostPosted: 2008.10.25(Sat)8:19    Post subject: Identify mushroom please[Resolved] Reply with quote

I have these on a rock with some polyps. Can someone please tell me what kind these are?

Thank you



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sunshine84
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PostPosted: 2008.10.27(Mon)16:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look like fluffies, or Discosoma rhodostoma. Oceanarium provides the following information:

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Most morphs are highly suited to aquarium life multiplying by division within the aquarium. Iodine supplements are beneficial increasing growth rates. Many fare well under quite modest fluorescent lighting, growth is generally much faster when medium to high end lighting is supplied.


http://oceanarium.com.au/corals/Coral%20photo%20album.htm

Generally, most morphs or fluffies tend to grow quite quickly, and can be easily propogated. I would recommend against allowing these corals to touch other corals (I tend to find this can cause die back in the other corals). It seems that fluffies/morphs can pack a fairly powerful punch.

The following link provides further information:

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/corallim.htm
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PostPosted: 2008.10.27(Mon)16:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you very much Very Happy
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PostPosted: 2008.10.27(Mon)21:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sunshine, good to hear from you, I trust things are going well in Australia...
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PostPosted: 2008.10.29(Wed)0:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi FloridaBoy, things are going really well - I'm actually in Sydney now! So, the fish all came on the 12 hour drive from Queensland with me, and are now happy in their new tank! Thankfully, I had the new tank set up before the fish arrived, so they basically moved straight in. Also, I'm thinking about studying marine biology externally, I've been considering it for a while, and think the time has come for a career change Smile

So how are things in the US? I notice you're still giving plenty of good advice on the forums Smile
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PostPosted: 2008.10.29(Wed)14:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marine Biology, wow that's awesome,
and best wishes for your success...
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