The Jawbreaker mushroom is the strain of ‘Discosoma’ which single handedly showed us that mushroom anemones could be a striking aquarium animal and that Corallimorphs have plenty of strains worth collecting. The new Eclectus mushrooms from Bali aquarium raise the bar once again with an “eclectic” colored strain that puts corallimorphs back on the map all over again.
The Eclectus mushrooms popped up on our radar this week when Bali Aquarium received a handful of rocks of this strain. We learned that all the pieces are spoken for by coral importers, three rocks in North America, and one in Europe. It doesn’t take a crystal ball to know that the Eclectus mushrooms will end up selling for a pretty penny, and the first crop will undoubtedly go to the most serious coral collectors.
It also doesn’t take a psychic either to see that provided all the mushrooms settle in to aquarium life pretty well and grow at a decent rate, the Eclectus mushrooms will be the new most highly sought after aquarium strain of corallimorph and slivers of it will be seen at coral frag events all over the country.
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves since these mushrooms are still only a few days fresh out of the ocean. We love writing about crazy-beautiful aquarium corals, usually those are stony corals of some type but when a mushroom anemone like the Eclectus shrooms are brilliant enough to be post worthy, you know they’ll be knocking off some socks.