So What do you get?Now is your chance to fill in some of those gaps in your reef aquarium with some real gems. We are offering a combo pack of mushroom rocks that will blow your socks off. Guaranteed to add the perfect touch to both your established reef or your new one. We guarantee you'll love them!!! The package includes either 4 or 6 medium size popular choices. The ideal environment for these species is an established reef aquarium with coral friendly fish and invertebrates.
Mushroom corals, are very hardy corals, and one of the best for the beginner reef aquarium. Mushrooms simply do not require the same level of husbandry, largely because they are remarkably tolerant of a very wide range of environmental conditions. In short, mushrooms are one of the most forgiving animals for the novice reef aquarist to consider keeping as he or she hones his or her reef-keeping skills. Among one of the best beginner corals, they can even be maintained in aquariums with just sand substrate, live rock, and an airstone for water movement and oxygenation. This is because they will tolerate high levels of nitrate and other organic compounds. They will do even better, and their colors will brighten in an aquarium with low levels of organic compounds. Most mushroom coral prefer indirect light or shade so high power lighting is not required.
Water Flow and Lighting
Mushroom corals are easy to maintain in the reef aquarium. They prefer a low to moderate water movement, and a low to moderate lighting level. Lighting can be Power compacts, T5's, LED's or even Metal Halides. All lighting can grow Florida Ricordea Mushrooms as long as the proper level of light is provided. If a Par meter is available the appropriate lighting level is anywhere from a Par 80 all the way to a Par 200. Which is a wide range of acceptability. For lighting spectrum use between a 14-20K color spectrum for your bulbs for best coloration.
All mushrooms are semi-aggressive and require adequate space between themselves and other corals. Placement can be any where in the aquarium as long as it receives adequate water flow and lighting levels and leaves enough room around your corals that they have room for growth without infringing on another corals growing room or lighting.
Diet and Feeding
Mushroom corals receive the majority of their nutritional requirements through the process of photosynthesis, which simply means their lighting creates symbiotic algae called zooxanthellae in the body of the coral which provides its nutrition. We do recommend providing supplemental food such as micro-plankton or foods designed for filter-feeding invertebrates.