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Old 12-30-2008, 01:41 PM   #1
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Feeding Mushrooms

Well over the Holidays I have taken the plunge and purchased a couple of nice Rocks for my FOWLR tank. 1 contains a half dozen Green Striped Mushrooms the other 3 Good sized Hairy Mushrooms, I also picked up a Green Starburst Polyp I think it is called. My question is should I be feeding them somthing or do they get enough of what they need from the tank itself? If I should be supplementing them, what should I use?

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Mushrooms and star polyps are photosynthetic and take nutrients from the water so as long as you have enough light you should not need to do anything else...
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I agree. They will get all they need from the lighting and water column. I have never fed mine in over 10 yrs now.
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Cool, thanks for the info.
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how much did you pick up the rock of green stripes for? I have them growing like crazy in my main and was wondering if they were worth trying to frag off and start them growing in my prop tank.
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I paid 30 for the Green Stripes 50 for the Hairy's and 25 for the starburst.
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