Biota Green Hairy Rug Mushroom (Rhodactis sp.)
Mushroom anemones are a longstanding favorite among reef aquarists. Corallimorpharians (i.e. mushroom anemones) are an especially great choice for marine aquarists that are transitioning towards their first reef tank. Beautiful and exotic yet hardy and easy to care for, corallimorpharians never fail to please; the Green Hairy Rug Mushroom variety is no exception. This time-tested variety is a shaggy-tentacled Rhodactis that looks great in either daylight and actinic lighting. Its multishades of greens (lime green to forest green with psychedelic hints of blue and purple) lend a very warm and natural hue to the aquascape. These fast-growing mushrooms do well under most conditions; thus, a single polyp such as this can grow into many very quickly.
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Size and Care Requirements
- Purchase Size: ~1″ (length)
- Max Size: 2″ (length)
- Water Parameters: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.2-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
- Color: Multishades of green with blue/purple highlights
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
Green Hairy Rug (Rhodactis sp.) Species Information
This species is similar to other members of the genus Rhodactis. It occurs in the Indo-Pacific Ocean, often in marginal areas such as calmer, dimmer waters or in shaded/sheltered intertidal rubble patches. Reproduction takes place primarily through pedal laceration (splitting at the foot).
The Benefits of Farmed Green Hairy Rug Mushroom
Captive-bred livestock offers a huge advantage over wild-caught specimens. Because it is cultured in captivity, it is better adapted to living in an aquarium, tends to be more disease resistant and harbors fewer pests. It is also better able to handle shipping/acclimation stress! By purchasing captive-bred Green Hairy Rug mushroom anemones, you are supporting the aquaculture of marine organisms and helping to make our hobby more sustainable.
100% Alive on Arrival (AoA) Guarantee
We guarantee that every mushroom we sell will be Alive On Arrival and in good health. Should it arrive in any other state, we will replace it free of charge (including shipping). If the total livestock loss is less than $40, we will issue store credit. For more information, please also visit our 100% Alive On Arrival Guarantee page.