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Old 12/28/2007, 06:18 PM
Rubicon06 Rubicon06 is offline
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Help Rhodactis Problem...


I just received a Rhodactis, it was delivered today.

It was packed well, but somehow it got cut, not sure how bad as it's all shriveled up. But it is cut on the inside, not on the edge, it's enough to see a flap...

I put it in my tank and it's releasing brown stringy stuff (I didn't know mushrooms did that, I thought brown jelly was related to Lps).

Do you think it will be ok? What should I do?

I know Mushrooms are resilient, so I'm not sure how much to worry...


Here's a pic, it detached that side piece

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Old 12/28/2007, 10:07 PM
Lance M. Lance M. is offline
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If the mouth is dissolved (hard to tell from pic) then the mushroom will probably dissolve away. Did you only get one polyp?
Old 12/29/2007, 12:27 AM
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shade it for a few days, away from other corals..i had some hairies do that an they came back like a mad dog.. it turned out to be a beautiful pretty i sold it..

Old 12/29/2007, 01:39 AM
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I would not worry at all. If anything the cut will make it split.
Old 12/29/2007, 07:18 PM
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It's in a low flow spot, but it hasn't changed at all...

I'm not sure where the mouth is, all I see is the guts...

Yes, just the single polyp
Old 12/29/2007, 09:02 PM
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Leave it in a low flow and at the bottom of the tank. I think it will be fine. Give it some time.
Old 12/30/2007, 02:34 PM
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I haven't lost one single mushroom the entire time I've had a reef tank, haha. The guts being released it normal for a mushroom when under severe stress. Just be sure you keep your water parameters decent, and keep the polyp(s) in an area of low flow so they have an easier time attaching firmly to the rock/rubble while healing up.
Old 12/30/2007, 07:09 PM
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I haven't lost a coral either, but technically it's only my 3rd shroom, and it was shipped, so the shipping and the rock/peg it was attached to cut it somehow in the bag.

It looks pretty much the same right now, the guts are blue/purplish, is that a normal color? I've only seen them white...

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