• Name:

    Hairy Mushroom Rhodactis

  • Family: Discosomidae
  • Species: Mushroom Rhodactis
  • Scientific Name: Rhodactis indosinensis
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General info about Hairy Mushroom 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.

As for the Hairy Mushroom Rhodactis, they are predominantly colored flesh with a dash of pink undertone. This are the water parameters for cultivating Hairy Mushroom Rhodactis: 

  • 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, Hairy Mushroom Rhodactis has developed a symbiotic feeding relationship with marine algae called zooxanthellae that is 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 Hairy Mushroom Rhodactis. They must be set at the botoom of the tank to simulate their natural wild environment.

Breeding & Spawning

The Hairy Mushroom Rhodactis requires moderate lighting and moderate waterflow.

Origination

The Hairy Mushroom Rhodactis can be found in the waters of the Indo-Pacific Ocean.

Caution

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

Acclimation Process

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

Venomous

The Hairy Mushroom Rhodactis has long sweeper tentacles that can sting nearby corals.

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Hairy Mushroom Rhodactis Mushroom Rhodactis Discosomidae Rhodactis indosinensis

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.

As for the Hairy Mushroom Rhodactis, they are predominantly colored flesh with a dash of pink undertone. This are the water parameters for cultivating Hairy Mushroom Rhodactis: 

  • 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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