discosoma

Gaudy, variegated jawbreaker-style mushroom anemone

Off-the-hook mushroom alert! This incredible Discosoma mushroom anemone just popped up from Pacific East Aquaculture. Dr. Mac was in Indonesia hand picking corals and he selected this beautiful mushroom anemone. The carefully cropped photo shows just one, and probably the nicest polyp on…

First Eclectus Mushroom touches down safely in North America

Do you know how special a particular strain of Discosoma has to be to merit being featured not once but twice? If ever there was a a strain of mushroom anemone that is “post-worthy” the recently discovered Eclectus Mushroom is it. Now…

“Eclectus” mushroom anemone takes Jawbreaker shrooms to a whole new level

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…

Skullcandy mushroom anemone raises the bar for incredible Discosoma

If you needed any indication that mushroom anemones still have a lot to offer reef aquarists in terms of amazing color and pattern, you need look no further than Cherry Coral’s exciting Skullcandy Discosoma shrooms. At first glance the Skullcandy shrooms…

Frag Junky’s Maui Wowi mushroom highlights the recent discosoma and rhodactis craze

You may have noticed a dramatic uptick in the amount of colorful and exciting mushroom anemones being collected and propagated for the marine aquarium hobby lately. Between the Shroom Room, Jawbreaker Discosomas and more juicy corallimorphs than you can shake a…

The Shroom Room reminds us why we love Corallimorphs so much

We recently discovered an awesome Facebook group simply titled “The Shroom Room“. This is an open venue where reef aquarists can share the love for mushroom corals (corallimorphs) through photos and discussion, and there’s a lot of it. As you…

Jawbreaker mushroom anemone is the most incredible captive strain of Corallimorph

The Jawbreaker mushroom anemone is a corallimorph that has persisted as a desirable aquarium species in the American reef scene and is still highly sought after by collectors of brightly colored corals. If someone had told us 15 years ago that…

Is it an egg? Is it an anemone? No, it’s a Discosoma sanctithomae mushroom anemone

Discosoma sanctithomae are probably my favorite of all the of unique corals that come out of the Caribbean. They occur in an amazing array of colors and have such interesting bubbly tentacles. Some Discosoma sanctithomae mushrooms even have sharp, spikey…

Orange beaded Discosoma mushroom anemone is much nicer than a Ricordea impersonator

The awesome ornage-beaded Discosoma mushroom anemone we spotted at Route 66 Marine this weekend is in the same league as that awesome rainbow Discosoma from Vietnam. However, this super sweet orange-beaded Discosoma was imported from Australia, on the base of…