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2000se
09/09/2014, 08:47 PM
So I dropped a piece of salmon into my tank today for the critters and fish to munch on a piece happened to drop on my mushroom....It immediately ate it ... I was amazed as this is the first time this things been fed since I've had it. Just thought I'd share with pics...

When normal and fully open

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=9134&pictureid=65577




As soon as the food hit it!!




http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=9134&pictureid=65576

Cool eh??

snorvich
09/10/2014, 04:42 AM
Only if they do not eat fish.

2000se
09/10/2014, 05:51 AM
Only if they do not eat fish.

Dang.. how big does the mushroom have to be to eat an entire fish??

snorvich
09/10/2014, 06:26 AM
If a mushroom ends up hosting a clownfish, there could be an issue. I have seen it happen with rhodactis.

2000se
09/10/2014, 08:39 AM
humm..That's a good point. I only have one fish and it is a clown. I guess the good thing is that he/s not interested in hanging out in anything but the water. Doesn't go any where near anything else....So I'm probably safe.

organism
09/10/2014, 10:29 AM
I wouldn't stress on it eating fish, that mushroom is tiny compared to the ones that do. Most mushrooms will eat fish food, mine seem to love spectrum pellets.

philosophile
09/14/2014, 11:27 PM
Mushrooms can definitely eat, sometimes they need more coaxing than others. Discosama mushrooms don't eat nearly as often as say rhodactis. But sometimes when you feed them something that is really oily, like salmon, they'll have a much stronger feeding response. Selcon and similar additives can really make pellet food attractive to them.

madadi
09/15/2014, 07:42 AM
dang how big are your pictures? you took them with the Hubble telescope? lol

BlueFyre
09/15/2014, 08:14 AM
I love seeing my mushrooms eat!

This guy puffs up and eats at every meal.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y138/Blue2Fyre/fuzzymushrooms_zpsb41d6113.jpg

StaySalty
09/17/2014, 02:58 PM
dang how big are your pictures? you took them with the Hubble telescope? lol


LOL. But yea, I've seen this happen with this ugly brown shroom I have in my own tank.

FishWrangler
10/06/2014, 10:29 AM
Mine love to be fed....

http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a527/leejacksonct/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-07/CB6471E0-D702-4F13-BB66-F1A9BC7D3CB9_zpshwknmgua.jpg

AdamD76
10/17/2014, 05:52 PM
Wow!! I'm going to try this tomorrow. I've never seen my shrooms eat. I'll see if I can find some fresh wild salmon.

Nina51
10/18/2014, 11:40 AM
my lavender mushrooms are pigs. i feed them once or twice a week when i'm feeding the duncans and the plate coral. some of my lavenders are so big, they puff up almost to fist size when they're fed.

AdamD76
10/19/2014, 06:41 AM
Out of the 20 mushrooms I have I only got one hairy mushroom to eat.

Mark9
10/20/2014, 11:38 AM
dang how big are your pictures? you took them with the Hubble telescope? lol

Very funny!


My hairy mushroom will eat if something falls on it, looks cool, just like the second picture.

Big Dave PDX
10/30/2014, 06:59 PM
I used to have hairy shrooms that would ball up and eat whatever the fish missed.

On an odd note, I also had a midas blenny that would hang out inside of them when they were balled up!! Never seemed to bother him cause he did it for years. That was a great fish! I think I need another one!

Tweaked
11/09/2014, 06:02 AM
Thought I read shrooms are related to nems which woul make sense.

Eac7466
11/10/2014, 06:41 AM
Do you have to feed them or is light enough?

Big Dave PDX
11/12/2014, 09:18 PM
Light should be plenty for them - I think feeding may help them grow a bit faster/larger, but in my experience not required.