Mushrooms, sometimes called mushroom corals, are very hardy corals, belong to the order corallimorpharia, and they make ideal reef animals for marine aquarists entering the reef-keeping hobby. 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.
So What do you get? The Nano Tank Mushroom Package ships as either FOUR individual mushrooms or Eight individual mushrooms depending on the package chosen, attached to rock or gravel. Every Nano Mushroom package includes a variety of different species of mushrooms depending on current availability, and will even include a Super bright Florida Ricordea.The individual mushrooms are attached to small pieces of live rock or gravel. By ordering multiple Nano Mushroom Packages, you can create the ultimate Nano tank utopia.
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 Mushroom corals 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.