An especially resilient member of the Corallimorpharia Order, Discosoma Mushrooms are an excellent choice for the Reef Chaser looking for a pop of color and an “almost immortal” coral. Most species of Discosoma are disc-shaped. They are found in a wide variety of colors, textures, and patterns. And they can reproduce themselves pretty quickly.
Discosoma Mushrooms are easy to maintain. Mushrooms, in general, are pretty hardy. Low water flow is preferred. Discosoma mushrooms also prefer low to moderate light. We recommend around 50-100 PAR. If your Discosoma gets too much light and/or water movement, it will just detach and float around the tank until it finds a more suitable home. Discosoma do tend to have more trouble reattaching themselves to a substrate, so try to pick the best spot to avoid a floating Discosoma.
Through their symbiotic relationship with a photosynthetic algae, known as zooxanthellae, they receive many of their nutrients. They also filter-feed on the nutrients in the water column. Adding amino acids or additional foods like microplankton may give your Discosoma mushroom a nutritional boost.
When introducing a new mushroom to your reef, please take into consideration that all mushrooms are semi-aggressive. They don't usually start trouble but, like many mushrooms, they need their space to grow, thrive, and colonize.