View Full Version : My Mushroom Eats!!

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


As soon as the food hit it!!


Cool eh??

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

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??

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

This guy puffs up and eats at every meal.

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.

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


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.

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.

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

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!

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

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.