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Old 08-15-2011, 08:41 AM   #1
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Mushroom not opening

Have a mushroom coral on a piece of live rock with three other mushrooms that is not opening! It never opened yesterday and it's the same today! The other 3 look fine! Anyone got any clue as to why this would happen?
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:17 PM   #2
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How long has it been in there?
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:23 PM   #3
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Water parameters? Was it ever open? Placement in current? What kind of lighting? Has anything changed since it last looked okay?
If it's new, they sometimes take a while to adjust. Try different location if it doesn't open as they are a bit sensitive to current. I have hundreds of mushrooms and if they aren't fully deployed, I run to the test kits to see what went wrong.
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:53 PM   #4
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It's been in probably for a couple of months now and it did open before. My parameters are all ok just nitrates are about 15ppm I have two T5 bulbs (I think) the other mushrooms (same type and on the same rock) are fine and are fully open! It does open a little bit! I also have other mushrooms, a Toadstool mushroom and some polyps and they look fine as well
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It's been in probably for a couple of months now and it did open before. My parameters are all ok just nitrates are about 15ppm I have two T5 bulbs (I think) the other mushrooms (same type and on the same rock) are fine and are fully open! It does open a little bit! I also have other mushrooms, a Toadstool mushroom and some polyps and they look fine as well
You might do a partial water change and see if it improves. Can't hurt.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:11 PM   #6
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I will do on Wednesday. That's the day I do my weekly pwc. I usually change about 15-20% every week! Is it heard of them staying closed for a day or two?
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If they don't like their conditions they will. Also look for bristle worms or something that could be irritating them.
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Ok I will do. Thanks for everyone's advice! I'll be keeping an eye on it.
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:21 AM   #9
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It could be something as simple as a fish knocking into them or some gravel being dropped on them etc. I myself am waiting now almost two days for a small crop of mushrooms to open up to how they were before, after re-locating them in the tank. Sit it out another day and see what happens. They have a habit of moving off round the tank themselves if they're not happy so I wouldn't worry too much!
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