Discosoma mushroom corals, also known as disc anemones or simply "discos," are a popular type of soft coral that are highly sought after by reef aquarium enthusiasts. They are named for their disc-shaped appearance and come in a wide variety of colors, including green, blue, purple, red, and orange.
Discosoma mushroom corals are photosynthetic and can obtain some of their nutrition from the light provided by the aquarium. However, they also benefit from supplemental feeding with small pieces of meaty foods such as shrimp, mysis, or krill.
These corals are known for their large, fleshy polyps that can extend during feeding or when stimulated. They are also relatively fast-growing and can quickly spread across rocks and other surfaces in the aquarium.
One thing to keep in mind when caring for discosoma mushroom corals is that they can be aggressive toward other corals in the tank. They have a tendency to grow over other corals and can release toxins that can harm neighboring corals. It is important to place them in an area of the tank where they will not come into contact with other corals.
Overall, discosoma mushroom corals are a beautiful and hardy addition to a reef aquarium, and their vibrant colors can add a pop of color to any tank.
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