The Aussie Super Red Discosoma Mushrooms are usually described as Mushroom Anemones, Disc Anemones, False Polyp and also Gem Polyp's. This species, was recently added to the Discosoma family, loved by aquarist's throughout the world. Like other Discosoma mushrooms there are many variations of the Red color from brighter to darker. Red is not a common color in aquaria, well at least a true Red, since most Reds border on orange or brown. These mushrooms are a welcome member, taking out nutrients that we don't want in our system, as well as adorning an area of rock with their beautiful Super Red coloring. Besides their impressive coloring, the Super Red Mushrooms grows to 3"-4" in diameter and is a great addition to any reef tank, or to larger sized aquariums as well. The Aussie Super Red Discosoma Mushroom propagates slowly, but does propagate in captivity.
Water Flow and Lighting
The Super Red Discosoma Mushroom coral requires a moderate to high intensity light leveland requires a moderate water flow as well. Lighting can be Power compacts, T5's, LED's or 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 150 to a Par 300. 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.