Blue/Green Giant Hairy Mushroom (Rhodactis indosinensis)
Family: Discosomatidae (Mushroom Corals)
Habitat: mid-depth to shallow water and moderately bright/lightly shaded reef areas
Light: Medium Water Flow: Medium Space: 50+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Caution
Diet: photosynthetic, particulates, flocculents, possibly detritus
Natural History: Rhodactis includes a number of color-distinguishing species. The entire genus is tolerant of a wide variety of reef conditions and depths. Green is likely the most common color for this genus. Many are able to close up in a purse-string type of enclosure to possibly capture prey such as small fish. Giant Hairy Mushrooms grow to larger sizes than the other members of their genus.
Husbandry: The Giant Hairy Mushroom grows to about 7 inches in diameter. It can be aggressive (by growth0 with other corals so it should be placed at least several inches from other species. It is reported to reproduce asexually by fission, and can overgrow an aquarium if allow to grow unchecked.
AKA: Giant Cub Mushroom
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