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Starry Night Rhodactis Mushroom (Rhodactis sp)

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Description

The Starry Night Rhodactis Mushroom is a shivering colored gem, which could easily become the center piece of any reef tank.

Frequently referred to as The Tonga Blue Mushroom, The Giant Green Metallic Mushroom, The Hairy Mushrooms and The Small Elephant Ear Mushroom, this magnificent organism is easy to care for and would provide an amazing tropical feel to any home aquarium.

The Rhodactis Mushrooms are a fairly common variety of Corallimorpharia, and found throughout Indo-Pacific Ocean. Frequently referred to as The Tonga Blue Mushroom, The Giant Green Metallic Mushroom, The Hairy Mushrooms and The Small Elephant Ear Mushroom, this magnificent organism is easy to care for and would provide an amazing tropical feel to any home aquarium.

In its natural environment, the Rhodactis Mushroom lives in shallow, warm water environment. Before placing this mushroom into your tank it's vital that you check that your saltwater aquarium's water temperature is between 72 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit, the water flow is medium and that you provide it with plenty of lighting.

This Mushroom feeds via photosynthesis. Externally, Rhodactis Mushrooms prefers feeding on plankton and larger organisms that can be found in the tank water, such as the miniscule marine phytoplankton and zooplankton.

An interesting fact about The Rhodactis Mushroom is that it's a cross species between coral and sea anemone, which makes it a great hardy add-on to any aquatic tank and the perfect host for the clownfish.

In its natural environment, the Rhodactis Mushroom lives in shallow, warm water environment. Before placing this mushroom into your tank it's vital that you check that your saltwater aquarium's water temperature is between 72 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit, the water flow is medium and that you provide it with plenty of lighting. Rhodactis feed on free-floating microorganisms, so the water flow should be intermittent or alternating.

One has to be aware that the Rhodactis Mushroom reproduces by the use of fission or laceration; so there is a major threat of excessive growth, which could eventually become an issue. A small polyp detaches from the base or mouth of the parent polyp and grows to full size in as little as 2 months.

This genus of mushroom is enormously diverse. Usually the color of the tentacles contrasts the color of the mushroom.