St Thomas Mushroom

St Thomas MushroomCommon Name: St Thomas Mushroom
Latin Name: Rhodactis sanctithomae
Origin: St Thomas
Category: Soft
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Lighting: Low
Waterflow: Low– Medium
Placement: Low
Colors: Blue, Red, Orange
Growth Speed: Medium

This type of mushroom is extremely rare! The St. Thomas Mushroom is part of the Rhodactis family and closely resemble bounce mushroom because of their insane vesicles. They come in a variety of striking colors and can grow to 3-4” in diameter. These mushroom are great for both beginner or advanced hobbyists because they are really easy to care for. They are hardy and easy to care for and come in a assortment of color and are true show pieces in any aquarium. They are some of the most expensive corals because of their rarity. They are sometimes referred to as Tonga Blue Mushrooms or hairy mushroom. The nicest ones have a deep blue base with electric red polyps. They are wild collected and almost always sold as single polyps. It’s one of the most mushrooms corals over the world and is unlike any other.!

 

Placement

For best results we recommended placing these beautiful corals under low to medium light and low to medium flow. Usually towards the bottom of the aquarium or you can even place them directly on the sand bed. If they receive too much light they will shrivel up and it will be noticeable, this is the corals way of protecting itself and it should be placed lower in the aquarium.

Stinging

They may sting other lps corals but are safe against soft corals.

Growth

They propagate like other mushroom by forming small babies around their base.

Diet and Feeding

They love to eat although feeding is not necessary as they are photosynthetic animals. . When they are full grown they can closely resemble anemones and clownfish wills sometimes even host them.

Fragging

They have a foot that will attach to substrate. They are very hardy and easy to frag. It can be easily fragged down the middle with a brand new razorblade or coral bandsaw.