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Old 11/18/2009, 01:28 AM   #1
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Different types of toadstools?

Are there a few different types of toadstools? The ones ive seen on here have very thin and delicate looking tentacles coming out of it. I seen one at a lfs around here that had thicker more stocky tentacles and diddnt wave with the current as much? If so what is the name of the ones with the thin tentacles as I want one.


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Old 11/18/2009, 10:59 AM   #2
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Some are called "umbrella" leather corals (with the longer, soft-looking, hairy polyps) and others may be called "toadstool" leather corals (with a rougher appearance, shorter, spaced-out polyps).

"umbrella" - http://www.zeovit.com/miscpics/Sarco...lypLeather.jpg
"toadstool" - http://anythingsaltwater.com/images/...Fiji.sized.jpg

Their names are mixed and matched everywhere though.


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Old 11/18/2009, 07:05 PM   #3
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so what is this?


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Old 11/18/2009, 07:07 PM   #4
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ok try again if doesnt work this time dunno


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Old 11/18/2009, 07:21 PM   #5
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Best guess is it's a small "umbrella" with the polyps slightly retracted. There's always the middle-ground too; lots of leathers out there.


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Old 11/21/2009, 02:22 AM   #6
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ok thanks for the info man


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Old 11/21/2009, 09:01 AM   #7
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Its a toadstool. I have two of them.


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Old 11/26/2009, 05:43 PM   #8
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Me too , Toadstool


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Old 11/26/2009, 08:52 PM   #9
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That is one type of toadstool amongst the many varieties out there. I have about 10 different types of them myself.


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Old 11/30/2009, 09:05 PM   #10
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Wow 10 types? Do you have a pic of your tank?


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Old 01/01/2010, 10:36 PM   #11
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thanks for the info guys. i have since moved one under 250 w mh and stil the tentacles are not stretched anymore. anyone know where to get the other kind with the long delecate lookig tentacles umbrellas?


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Old 01/01/2010, 10:41 PM   #12
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suggestion:

research Sarcophyton

there are many different species of Sarcophyton


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There are more than 2 dozen species of "toadstool" aka "umbrella", all of which are species of Sarcophyton. Many of them are flat- or dome-topped (toadstool) when young, but develop folds and ridges as they mature (umbrella). Sarcophyton elegans, S. tortuosum, S. boettgeri, S. ehrenbergi, S. glaucum, S. flexuosum, S. regulare, S. crassum, etc...


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check this out:
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