mushroom anemones

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…

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…

Crazy Vietnamese Rhodactis come in a rainbow of color

When Dreamcorals announced the availability of ‘very special Rhodactis’ on it’s sponsored part of the Dutch Marine Forums, we were surprised to see a picture of mushroom anemones which we indeed had never seen before. And not only that, they…

A rainbow of Ricordea

Florida ricordea, Ricordea floridea, are one of the staple corals that come from the oceans south of my back yard in the Florida Keys. They are a type of soft coral that occur in shallow waters on Caribbean reefs. Generally they…

Fresh crop of Jawbreaker mushrooms harvested from TONGA!

White Corals in Germany has shared with us an incredible new crop of Jawbreaker-style Discosoma mushroom anemones. In perhaps what is one of the most exciting livestock news of 2013 (so far), these freshly collected, wild-harvested Jawbreakers were imported from Tonga,…