mushroom anemones

Killer shrooms go way beyond bounce and jawbreakers

There’s no doubt about it, shrooms and corallimorphs are the hottest corals in the aquarium hobby right now. But every time a new group of corals gets targeted for hotness, it entrains with it a whole lot of corals that…

Why is the aquarium hobby so addicting?

We have all heard and know about the addictions that are frequently talked about such as the addictions to drugs, alcohol, gambling, eating, and sex. But in reality virtually anything can be addicting as is the case with seemingly lesser…

Bounce Shrooms all start out as really nice Rhodactis

Bounce Shrooms and Mushroom Mania in general is taking the reef aquarium hobby by storm. Not since zoanthids has a soft coral captured the collective collectoritis that is gripping the high end coral frag market in the U.S. today. To be…

Bounce mushroom anemones are killin’ it right now!

Bounce mushrooms, bullseye mushrooms, and every derivative of Rhodactis and Discosoma corallimorphs are incredibly popular right now. This group of reef animals, which were once considered beginner corals, are now being sought out by coral collectors and fetching record-setting prices.…

Ricordea florida: an Underappreciated Caribbean Beauty

As an American reefkeeper, it’s all too easy for me to forget that some truly gorgeous invertebrate livestock originates relatively close to home in the tropical western Atlantic and Caribbean. I was reminded of this recently when CC entrusted several…

The Unique Corals ’experience’

It has been a great reefing year for me, in that I have set up two new tanks for myself, been to MACNA and all three Reefaploozas and the topper, I have been to the facilities of the four enterprises that…

Exciting orange elephant ear mushroom sighted in Tulamben

Elephant ear mushroom anemones, Rhodactis mussoides, are curious members of the broad and diverse group of corallimorphs. Ricordea, Discosoma and other Rhodactis shrooms are much more popular for home aquariums but a newly discovered orange morph of this Rhodactis species might finally…

Bounce mushrooms are being found in a rainbow of colors

Bounce mushrooms are taking the marine aquarium hobby by storm, and catapulting mushroom anemones to the top of elite coral reefers most-wanted list. About a month ago we reported on one especially endowed specimen of the original Bounce Mushroom selling…

Bounce mushroom sells for record $6,000 for a single polyp!

There was a lot of news to come out of this last weekend’s Reefapalooza in Costa Mesa California but the coral heads were all talking about one thing: a single ginormous polyp of the infamous Bounce Mushroom sold for a…

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…