Purple Rhodactis mushroom
Purple Rhodactis Mushroom
Purple Rhodactis is also known as the Tonga Blue Mushroom. Less commonly, it is referred to as a Hairy or Small Elephant Ear Mushroom. It usually is a violet to blue color, often with margins and highlights of green. It may have a red mouth, has papillae that form cauliflower-like patterns, and can grow up to 3 inches in diameter. Rhodactis Mushroom Coral is semi aggressive in nature as compared to other marine aquarium invertebrates. It is recommended to keep the Rhodactis Mushroom Coral away from other corals just to avoid the aggressive behavior in the aquarium. It needs low water flow and low illumination for its growth and development.
- Scientific Name: Rhodactis inchoata
- Origin: Tonga ,Fiji
- Food:symbiotic algae zooxanthellae hosted within its body provide the majority of its nutritional requirements through photosynthesis. It may also eat plankton and small invertebrates.
- Care: Water flow low and low to moderate lighting
- Approximate Size: sm 2'' to 3 inches, md 3'' to 4inches