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| WWC Sunkist Bounce Mushroom

| Sunkist Shroom

General info about Sunkist Mushroom

In general, corals coming from the genus Fungia are solitary animals. Unlike your typical coral, Fungia coral is not composed of a colony, but instead, is a  single-polyp coral. It has a flattened skeletal structure that resembles like a disc. Its corallite walls are highly elevated forming plates and their mouth is located at the center.

As for the Sunkist Shroom Fungia, they are predominantly colored green with yellow tentacles. This are the water parameters for cultivating Sunkist Shroom Fungia: 

  • 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, Sunkist Shroom Fungia 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 Sunkist Shroom Fungia. They must be set at the botoom of the tank to simulate their natural wild environment.

Breeding & Spawning

The Sunkist Shroom Fungia requires moderate lighting and moderate waterflow.

Origination

The Sunkist Shroom Fungia can be found in the waters of the Indo-Pacific Ocean.

Caution

The Sunkist Shroom Fungia has a semi-aggressive behaviour. Proper spacing must be observed in relation to other coral species in the tank. 

Acclimation Process

The Sunkist Shroom Fungia is a marine species. Therefore, salinity must be maintained thoroughly at 1.023 to 1.025 specific gravity.

Venomous

The Sunkist Shroom Fungia has long sweeper tentacles that can sting nearby corals.

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Sunkist Mushroom Mushroom Rhodactis Discosomidae Rhodactis sp

In general, corals coming from the genus Fungia are solitary animals. Unlike your typical coral, Fungia coral is not composed of a colony, but instead, is a  single-polyp coral. It has a flattened skeletal structure that resembles like a disc. Its corallite walls are highly elevated forming plates and their mouth is located at the center.

As for the Sunkist Shroom Fungia, they are predominantly colored green with yellow tentacles. This are the water parameters for cultivating Sunkist Shroom Fungia: 

  • 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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