Mushroom not looking too well

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  1. Franna29

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    I need some advice. I baught 2 mushooms about a week ago. The one nou is doing great and attached itself to a rock. The other one does not want to attach to nothing,and does not want to open at all. What might be the issue
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    That mushroom looks like its been blowing around in your tank. It needs to settle down in an area of low flow then it will attach and open.
     
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    got the 2 loose, not attached to nothing, placed them in my sump at first each on their own piece of rock, the one happily attached(small piece) and opened a bit and I moved it to my DT the other one kept "jumping" off and not wanting to do attach of do anything else.. will it help if I dip it in coral dip?
     
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    You can use a toothpick to attach it.
     
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    feed it, small nr1 pallet or mysis, it loves food!!!
     
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    Me still noob, how do I do that?
     
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    All i have to is frozen(reef special) and ocean nutrition formula 1 red flakes and phytoplankton(live)

    this is what I have.
     
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    Take toothpick and spear it through the mushroom. Stick the end of the toothpick into a tight hole in the rock.
    Push the mushroom down the toothpick so that the foot is close to the rock.

    It should attach...give it time.

    I've managed it successfull over the years.

    Alternatively tie it down with a piece of cotton - wrap the cotton around the rock and the mushroom. Don't tie it too hard or it will split.

    I find the toothpick method is easier because once the foot is attached, you just pull the toothpick out.
     
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    frozen red phyton is fine. put a little tank water in a small cup or so( i use my test vale) put all pumps off. put a small amount of food in vale so that it can unfreaze take a seringe or some thing to draw one or two red shrimpies up. slowly let it go near the month of shroom. it will close and feed or guide the food to its month. depends on discoma specie. wait about 15min and put pump back on or when shroom is open again.
     
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    thanx will give these methods a go.
    will update if something worked
     
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    if ther is a small gravel on the foot you can glue it to a rock.i use any gel super glue ( it must say gel) i glue my frags like that. i put gravel in a plastic garlic tub and put shrooms or recordias i have cut into that tub and put it in low flow, mod light, it fast to crush coral in about 2 days, and then i glue the gravel to frag disk
     
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    uploadfromtaptalk1409326285743.jpg this is zoomed in photo, true size about R5 coin. Is there still hope for this guy?

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    it was busy splitting, leave it you will have two, that is why it does not attach. if it float around put in a budding dish with gravel out of flow. this is a never die hairy.:m106:
     
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    Took it out and dipped it in coral dip and placed him in my sump where there is less flow. Hope he pulls throuth.. smells funny to.
     
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    dont stress it to much. it will recover in a week or so, like i said it is splitting. and the hole in middel is normal.
    i would put it in main tank just in low flow so that it can attach itself. this specie do like light(alot)

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    the one in the left is also splitting
     
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    Hey guys, thanx for the help, unfortunately the mushroom did not make it, became slimy,left a sticky residue, and started to smell horrible. decided to throw it away before it does something to the tank.
    :(:m21:
     
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    that is sad, it was reacting to the iodine in the dip, and a horible smell is normal and the white was mucus that was trying to get rid of the iodine.
     
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    the mucus was brown sticky slimy gooey stuff, I thought most softies thrive on iodine?
    I find it really sad losing something in your tank.
     
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    no over .6ppm I2 will almost kill every thing. there is iodine and iodide and wew others, so it was spiting out its zooxanthellea algae( brown gooie stuff). stress up. patients is the most importing thing in keeping coral.
     
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