Biota Lava Lamp Mushroom
Let’s face it; beginning aquarists tend to go on the cheap. This means that their tanks often have less flow, less light and may not even have perfect water quality. Corallimorpharians (i.e. mushroom anemones) are forgiving of these conditions and are thus an especially great choice for marine aquarists that are transitioning towards their first reef tank. Mushrooms of the genus Discosoma are especially resilient. The Lava Lamp mushroom is a wildly speckled Discosoma mushroom that tolerates lower light and low-medium flow. In fact, these fast-growing mushrooms do well under most conditions; a single polyp such as this can therefore 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: Blue and purple with olive speckles
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
Lava Lamp Mushroom (Discosoma sp.) Species Information
This species is similar to other members of the genus Discosoma. These attractive corallimorpharians occur in all tropical oceans, 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 Lava Lamp 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 Lava Lamp mushroom anemones, you support the aquaculture of marine organisms and help 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.