please id the mushrooms

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  1. robertkukla

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    can someone please ID these little mushrooms, they are pure white with green tips and a purple mouth

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    These mushrooms are bleached. they should be either a brown or green in colour..
     
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    yip they have dispelled the zoozanthallae, i would move them to a subdues lighting spot and feed them
     
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    no they been like that for months in someones tank and even the new small ones are the same colour, they start off like this
     
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    How do you guys decide that they are bleached right off the bat like that?????
     
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    they have very little light at the moment , and i feed corals everyday
     
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    That's what happened to mines when it went under a rock for a few weeks.
    Do you think they are that colour ???
     
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    very simple, in 20yrs if reefing i dont know if any white/translucent soft corals, especially in the Rhodactis sp., Discoma's sp. and Ricordea sp. genuses
    or that are healthy

    but always ready to be proved wrong
     
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    but corals can dispel and regain their zoo' algae
     
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    yep i have a pure white birdsnest, which lost its algae but is one its way back so it is possible, it has been white for about 6 weeks now, so lets see if the shrooms color up, but if the baby ones are white like robert said then it means they are white by nature?
     
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    bleaching can occur for many reasons...

    the babies are genetic copies of the parent, so they willl take some of the same cells from the parent so they will be white, but lets see.


    robert they require "dirty" water, or should i say prefer.
     
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    I have one of those white shrooms i got from robert also, so we have two sets of tests running on them, and my tank is softy dominated with "dirty" water so lets see lol
     
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    yip we will have to see what happens to them from here, i will give them a few weeks and have a look what happens
     
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    As far I know, all mushroom corals contain the symbiotic algae called zooxanthellae, hope I spelled that right :p, they are known to expel their zooxanthellae and can look almost transparent in some cases and can survive like this for many weeks. The ones in the pic above definitely look bleached and also being extended like that indicates they are reaching for more light.

    Not sure what ones they are, but they do look a bit like the green hairy mushroom, rhodactis sp. I've got a few in my tank, will see if I can find a pic to show what they look like.
     
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    Eish, I always thought that when corals get bleached they have too much light?
    So in this case you should put them closer to the light...?
    Sorry Robert for highjacking the thread :D
     
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    @Keeganp they do that as well, the expel the algae before it dies etc i think.
     
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    no problem
     
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    That can happen, bleaching, or rather expelling zooxanthellae (I love that word, lol) is generally related to a stress event, so things like light shock, suddenly being exposed to high intensity light after being in very dim light can trigger bleaching, just like being in low light for an extended period of time can also cause bleaching.
     
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    these mushrooms came from a tank with MH, so if they are bleached it is due to too much light, i suppose i will have to wait and see what happens to them over the next few weeks, the only thing is they have a purple mouth and green tips, what could be the cause of that?
     
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    I think the purple is their base colour, but once they start colouring up the purple will mix with the brown algae and become less intense, but still giving a sort of purplish brown base colour to the coral, also I think the mouth area is where the colour is most concentrated as the tissue is very thick whereas the rest of the coral the tissue is more expanded/stretched, which is why the colouring is more visible around the mouth compared to the rest of the coral.
     
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