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| Citrus Rhodactis Mushroom

General info about Citrus Rhodactis

In general, mushroom corals coming from the genus Rhodactis are classified as a false coral without a skeleton, although their internal structures are the same with stony corals. Their stalk is very small that is located just above the pedal disc which is the area where they attach themselves to the substrate.

This is the water parameters for cultivating Citrus Rhodactis Mushroom: 

  • Calcium: 400 - 450 ppm
  • Alkalinity: 2.86 - 4.29 MEQ/L (8 - 12 dKH)
  • Phosphates: 0
  • Magnesium: 1200 - 1350
  • Strontium: 8 - 10
  • Temperature: 72° - 78° F (22° - 26° C)
  • Salinity / Specific Gravity: 1.023 - 1.025
  • pH: 8.1 - 8.4

Diet & Nutrition

In the wild, Citrus Rhodactis Mushroom has developed a symbiotic feeding relationship with marine algae called zooxanthellae that are living within their tissues. But in captivity, you have to feed them with nanoplankton and you may add dissolved organics in the water.

Determining Sex

A mature tank is highly recommended in propagating Citrus Rhodactis Mushroom. They must be set at the bottom of the tank to simulate their natural wild environment.

Breeding & Spawning

The Citrus Rhodactis Mushroom requires moderate lighting and moderate water flow.

Caution

The Citrus Rhodactis Mushroom has semi-aggressive behavior. Proper spacing must be observed in relation to other coral species in the tank.

Acclimation Process

The Citrus Rhodactis Mushroom is a marine species. Therefore, salinity must be maintained thoroughly at 1.023 to 1.025 specific gravity.

Venomous

The Citrus Rhodactis Mushroom has stinging tentacles around their disk and will sting nearby corals. This is why sometimes they are referred to as anemone mushrooms.

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Citrus Rhodactis Mushroom Rhodactis Discosomidae Rhodactis sp

In general, mushroom corals coming from the genus Rhodactis are classified as a false coral without a skeleton, although their internal structures are the same with stony corals. Their stalk is very small that is located just above the pedal disc which is the area where they attach themselves to the substrate.

This is the water parameters for cultivating Citrus Rhodactis Mushroom: 

  • Calcium: 400 - 450 ppm
  • Alkalinity: 2.86 - 4.29 MEQ/L (8 - 12 dKH)
  • Phosphates: 0
  • Magnesium: 1200 - 1350
  • Strontium: 8 - 10
  • Temperature: 72° - 78° F (22° - 26° C)
  • Salinity / Specific Gravity: 1.023 - 1.025
  • pH: 8.1 - 8.4
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