Mushrooms?

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  1. Gawiedj

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    A while back I was given one of these as a brown hairy mushroom...
    I placed it in the tank and within a day it had moved to one of the highest light / flow areas in the tank. (It happened to be between zoas. The zoas and the shrooms live happily together.)

    I have quite a lot of different shrooms and I have never seen shrooms move as far or as quickly as these guys. Over the following months it split and now there's four of them. Over the weekend I removed one and put it in the frag tub. I noticed a couple of differences to the average shrroom. Have a look.

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    Foot 1

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    Foot 2

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    They are not agressive and have not harmed any other corals so far. I would like to have a bit more info on these. Anybody that can help?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    It looks and behaves more like an anemone.
     
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    interesting, never thought of that, is there a way to test? eg feeding the tenticles?
     
  6. Gawiedj

    Gawiedj Thread Starter

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    Anemone I thought along those lines, can it be?
    Definately moves like a anemone and another interesting thing they stick rocks, frag plugs in seconds.

    Dallas: Anytime, how do we get from CPT to you? I've never shipped coral before.
     
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    never done it eighter, will ask lanzo the best way
    but i think its in a plastic bag, then in a small polystyrene box, and sent counter to counter via airports, will find out...

    i will have some candy canes soon also if you are interested
     
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    Mushrooms and Anemones are in the same family. The foot is making me lean more towards an anemone.
     
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    Wicked shrooms!!!!!
     
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    Yes, it can be. Can you place it on the bottom of the tank, in front, let it open up and take another pic? I'll see if I can get an ID on it.
     
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    that is very weired...wicked cool man:thumbup:
     
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    thanks, learnt something new

    i see what you mean by the "foot"
     
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    Anemone I'll try and get some better pics tomorrow, lights out in the frag tub at the moment.
    The first thing I noticed when I removed this one was the different foot, does not look like any of the shrooms I have.
    I've also noticed that the mouth is flat on the disc it does not look like the mouth of a normal shroom.
    The "hairs" do not grow all the way to the mouth like normal rhodactis mushrooms, there is a "bald" ;) spot around the mouth.
     
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    looks like a variant of Heteractis-aurora or Stichodactyla-tapetum
     
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    having looked further maybe Discosoma sanctithomae
     
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    OK more photos.

    These are top down shots of the ones in the my DT at the moment, unfortunately it is not possible to move the rock they are on.

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    WOW! That's strange.... really strange....
     
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    really strange but super cool!
     
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    dude your zoas are pretty hectic to love the combination!!!
     
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    Wicked shrooms dude,hav'nt seen those before.
     
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    Those zoas are way cool. Where did you get them. Would love to get some of those.
     
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