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Old 02-25-2006, 12:24 AM   #1
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mushrooms ???

How fast do mushrooms multiply? and how do they multiply?
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Old 02-25-2006, 10:48 AM   #2
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The first part of your question cannot be answered really, there are too many variables, water quality, lighting, type of mushroom etc.

If you wanted to divide them, you can frag them yourself. Or you wait until they do it on their own.
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Old 02-25-2006, 12:13 PM   #3
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my water params are ...
calcium 400
phosphate 0.4
ph 8.0
amonia 0
nitrite 0
nitrate 10
hyd 1.025
salinity 34
I have 2 coralife 50/50 mini compacts on a 10g.
I have 2 little shrooms that I bought about 5 days ago. and 2 days ago they started what I call stretching. I went out to a few lfs and asked them just to get their opinion one said that they are hungry looking for food so she said I needed some cube food. The place that I bought them from said it sounds like they are multiplying. and that I shouldnt feed them the cube food that they needed kent marine phytoplex. Which by reading the bottles I thought the zooplex would be better. everything that I have read on them says that you can supplement their diet with plankton and micro foods. I just wanted to find out why they are stretching and what it looks like when they are multiplying?
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they multiply by moving... When they move on the LR they leave a small piece behind and the grows into a new shroon. Some types can split, one becomes 2.
Feed a shroon cube food?? Find a new LFS. They will get most of what they need from good lighting and water changes. I feed phytoplankton to my tank also.
Shroons will be small one day and open up big the next and anywhere in the middle, mine are really never the same.
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These are from letting them do it themselves with a little help from Kent`s Coral accell
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melosu58, are you going for a record with that pic?? The record will be how many different posts can I post the same pic in and still have it pertain to the topic
I think your on 3 posts now?? or is it 4
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I love my shrooms. Sorry about the pics. Sometimes a pic is better than a mouthful of words. Sorry.
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My green mushroom coloney looks a lot like your red one. Very pretty. I dont know what you mean by stretching if you mean opening up thats just part of what they do. I havent fed mine anything.
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nothing to be sorry about.. I was making a joke.. I love shroons also.. I just got 6 loose purple ones from a friend and they finally mounted themselves on some rubble. They have great color and are easy to care for.
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I knew you were joking. They are easy to care for. Have a good day
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