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  1. (M) replanted mushroom survived !
    by lim/ (5 Dec 91)
  2. (M) Ricordia easy or difficult to keep?
    by patti/ (Patti Beadles) (12 Feb 92)

(M) replanted mushroom survived !

by lim/
Date: 5 Dec 91
Newsgroup: alt.aquaria,sci.aquaria,rec.aquaria

hi all

Last month, I replanted at least 30 mushroom coral (Actinodiscus sp.)
I am happy to report that 90% of the mushroom survived. 

I dug at the base of the mushroom. If the mushroom didn't come out 
easily, I use a sharp blade and make a clean cut at the base. Then 
I planted the mushroom with regular use of iodine, plenty of light and
slow current.
They are now growing happily on my new rock.

I am not gauranteeing tht the method work but my mushroom seems happy.

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(M) Ricordia easy or difficult to keep?

by patti/ (Patti Beadles)
Date: 12 Feb 92
Newsgroup: rec.aquaria

In article <2800122-at-hplvec.LVLD.HP.COM> sylvia-at-hplvec.LVLD.HP.COM (Sylvia Budak) writes:
>     I hear two different stories about the difficulty of keeping Ridordia.
>One person tells me they are CORALS and real hardy. The other person tells me 
>they are one of the most difficult MUSHROOMS to keep.

The only species I've seen in the hobby is _Ricordia florida_.  They're
very similar to mushroom polyps, but have a nubby texture.  They are not
a true coral.

The absolute longest-lived thing in my tank is a bunch of Ricordia.  They
have been in my possession for over four years, and have taken more abuse
than anything should possibly take.  At one point, they were entirely
overgrown with hair algae and slime algae, and had retreated into little
white nubs on the rock.  This lasted for (I swear!) months, and when things
were cleaned up, most of them opened back up.  It was absolutely amazing.
(Note:  I do not recommend attempting to repeat this experiment.)  They've
suffered having rocks dropped on them, being sucked into siphons, and all
manner of other atrocities.  They're Timex critters.

On the flip side, they don't seem to reproduce like my mushrooms do.  I now
have mushrooms that are 7' away from where the original rock was, and I 
probably have 3-4x the number that I originally had.  The Ricordia have been
constant in number no matter what.
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