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Old 11-21-2005, 01:56 AM   #1
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Controlling Mushroom Anemones

I have a whole bunch of orange mushroom anemones and they are growing and multiplying. I really don't want to kill anything, but I also don't want to let them completely take over. What do other aquarists do in this situation?
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:01 AM   #2
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Do you mean mushroom coral (anemones) or do you mean aptasia?
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I would butt some rock rubble around where you want to contain the shrooms. Then as they move onto the rubble/rocks remove them for sale. If you remove the shroom from the rock it will likely grow back anyway unless you get it all off. The good news is that they're easy to propagate. The bad news, unfortunately, is that they are easy to propagate!

Good luck with them!
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:06 PM   #4
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If you were living in AU I would say give me a yell so that I can come around and take some off your hands. I recon a reef aquarium with only mushroom anemones would look fantastic!
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:44 PM   #5
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set up a seperate tank for them. i plan on setting up a nano with only shrooms and rock. i love them. low light, easy to care for. prime candidate for a small tank with good filtration.i think it will be low cost to maintain also since you dont really have to add many chems.
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Anyone know what the minimum watts per gallon apply for mushroom anemones?
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:46 PM   #7
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Low end would be fine. 3 wpg or so.
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:50 PM   #8
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hmmm... I have 1.2wpg (1x35w white, 1x30w actinic) in a 55g tank... my mushrooms seem fine. Is there lower light ones?
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some dont need much light at all. i think the more fancy they are the more light they need.i have about 3 wpg no flour. lighting and some of my plain reds live in the shade under rocks. they reproducing as well as the ones high in the tank. i know yuma's and ricord's need higher light.
some say suplamental feeding will be needed but mine do not seem to want anything i give to them.who really knows. i just know that they are easy to please. that i like.

flanque:-what type do you have in your tank?
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Old 11-21-2005, 10:44 PM   #10
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Heck, I wish there was someone nearby who wanted some. I'd be happy to adopt them out.

Cindy, here's a pic, you tell me, mushroom anemones or mushroom coral? The aren't free-swimming. They're listed under corallimorphs in my inverts book, but they get referred to as both polyps and anemones.
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