mushroom anemones

Rhodactis bryoides: The shroom that thought it was an anemone!

Thanks to our friend and colleague Joe Rowlett’s book Indo-Pacific Corals new insights were provided on many different coral families. One new development I found particularly interesting concerns the taxonomy of corallimoprh since not much new work has been done…

A Wild Encounter with Ruby Red Jawbreaker Shrooms

When it comes to spotting them in the wild, Jawbreaker Discosoma are very similar to anemones in many ways. In the same way as Bubble tips anemones (Entacmea quadricolor), you either find a large size colony of various corallimorphs or…

Our Biggest Aquarium Project Yet! Moving a 90 Gallon Saltwater Aquarium

Last month we started our most ambitious aquarium project to date moving a seven-year-old 90-gallon aquarium! Now over three weeks later, and with minimal losses in the process, the reef is happy and settled into its new location.  When we…

Hallelujah Bounce Shroom is a Miracle of Colorful Bubbles

The Hallelujah Bounce Shroom is an incredible new strain of Rhodactis mushroom anemone that has just bubbled up to the surface thanks to Reef Raft Canada. This veritable miracle of colorful vesicles is unlike any other so-called ‘Bounce’ shroom strain we…

Gato Island Dive Site, Should Be Called Corallimorph Mushroom Mountain!

Gato Island Corallimorph Mushroom Mountain If you’ve ever been scuba diving around Malapascua, chances are you went to the Gato Island dive site. This small rock island offers a spectacular swim through but very few guides, dive shops or reviews…

This is one of the Nicest Eclectus Jawbreaker Shrooms Ever

Eclectus, jawbreaker, Vincent’s Revenge, whatever you call it this is one of the nicest Discosoma corallimorph shrooms we’ve ever seen. Shared by Taiwan’s own VP Corals this single psychedelic polyp is really the cream of the crop for this group of…

What It’s Like To Be A Reefer In Saskatchewan Canada

Bayside Corals The Canadian province of Saskatchewan is located about as far from the ocean as they come, and we didn’t expect much when we started an online search for reefers and reef shops in the city of Saskatoon.  To my…

Reef, River & Reptile’s Sweet All in One Shroom Reef Tank

There’s something so comforting and familiar about seeing a nice patch of colorful mushroom anemones, especially red & purple Discosomas and green Rhodactis. It reminds of us of the early days of reef keeping and many of the first successful reef…

Get To Know These 3 Types Of Saltwater Shrooms

Saltwater Shrooms Mushrooms, shrooms, corallimorphs, whatever you call them, these brightly colored cnidarians are a hot commodity in the marine aquarium hobby. Shrooms are great for beginners because of their hardy care requirements, and popular amongst seasoned aquarist for their…

This Eastern Indonesian Reef Is Dominated By Shrooms
It was one of these mornings when the sea is like glass. A few days before, a collector mentioned to me about a reef, which was covered by ‘thin mushroom anemones’ aka Discosoma sp. No need to talk further, I…