View Full Version : Color of new mushrooms from old stalk

06/09/2014, 06:20 PM
I had a minor crash (cause still undetermined; maybe low Ca/KH/Mg) and two blue/purple mushrooms detached. One has gone missing in the rocks; the other attached nearby.

The left-behind stalks of both are growing new mushrooms in a pinkish/brown color. Will they color up in blue/purple as they mature?


06/09/2014, 08:23 PM
do u have any other mushrooms in the tank?

06/09/2014, 08:40 PM
Just the three; one turquoise and one purple, which are the two that "went walkabout" and left stalks. The third one is red, and shriveled for a while during the crash, but is now getting better and never left its place.

06/09/2014, 09:09 PM
I think that they should be the same, but who knows, there might be a chance in which they reproduce off that, but if someone else knows, i would be interested. sorry i cant help too much

06/12/2014, 09:15 AM
Sometimes baby mushrooms will be a different color from the parent, but they usually color up similar to the parent as they grow. I've noticed oranges and greens in particular usually look a lot brighter initially then turn into the parent color.

06/15/2014, 07:16 PM
Update: one mushroom has disappeared into the rocks somewhere, but its old stalk is growing; too soon tell tell what color. The other settled down right next to its old stalk, and a baby mushroom is growing and (yeah!) turning blue like the parent.

06/15/2014, 07:37 PM
how long does it take for the stalks to grow a new shroom?

06/17/2014, 08:44 AM
Depends on the mushroom variety. Some shrooms are slow growers, some spread the the flu.