Are my mushrooms dying?

webbyoz

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My mushrooms seem to of shrunk and shrivled up. All my other corals are thriving.i have had them for about 2 months now and they have suddenly done this. Does anyone know what is happening?

180ltr salinity 1.026 ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrates 10ppm
Water flow is moderate and lighting is moderate
 

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dax123

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I just started a thread with exactly the same problem, and with the same mushrooms as yours. All my other corals are fine, including other types of mushrooms. I had initially moved mine to a different spot and they were fine for a few weeks and when I saw the shrinkage I moved them back with no improvement. Other than that nothing has changed that I can recall. My parameters have been stable.
 

webbyoz

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Glad to see I'm not the only one. It's strange isn't it, I haven't moved mine at all since iv had them and again all parameters are fine! I have now moved them to a different spot to see what happens. But it I strange that it is only the mushrooms that seem to be suffering. Do you use any coral foods?
 

annanymous

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It takes serious skill to kill mushrooms. I would assume they are just not happy about something. did the water flow change or any parameters suddnely changed? just leave them alone and they will spring back up! I had mushrooms living in my fuge under HD 5100K light and they looked good. So dont worry. both of you
 

dax123

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I haven't put in any coral food that's new so that can't be it. The lighting and flow is about medium but maybe I can find a quieter spot.
 

Josh40996

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If a mushroom is dying, it must mean you are intentionally trying to kill it. People frag them using Blenders and give LR acid baths to try and get rid of them.

I think that your mushrooms must be being irritated by something or are going through a phase. Leave them in a low flow area and keep it simple. If that doesn't help, you have a gift.

Good luck and happy reefin!
 

CoralBeauty13

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They are weird like that. At times I think i'm loosing them, then the next few days they seem to be expanded triple the size. All things go through something. Just watch them for the next few days,
 

heekson

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I have watermelon mushrooms that have been in the tank 5 or 6 months and just started doing the same thing. All other mushrooms and corals are okay. In my case, their behavior changed when I upgraded to high powered LED lighting. I assume that is the cause. I haven't tried to move them (and don't really want to). I might try to shade them a little first. I am still too new and don't yet know how to upload a photo but they look like the others.
 

aromano

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I've sliced mine, diced mine, chopped them off rock with chisels and they don t die even little tiny fragments of tissue survive. Unless you have really out of hack water parameters or a blasting them with light they are the hardiest critters around.
 

erndog1001

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Ummm I dont see anything wrong with them??? They just do that sometimes for a while is what I thought...lol At least I've never seen one die from it.
 

mixedreefjunky

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I have about 50 of those same neon green shrooms and have had them under 2x250w MH with no problem and currently have them under LEDs and they are going nuts splitting and glowing. No you are probably fine on the lighting. Just put them under low flow until they open up then move them back to some moderate flow to reproduce faster.
 

Reeferz412

Coral Hoarder
too much flow can cause them to shrink and retract as close as they can to the rock. Make sure they are not recieving direct flow. They like close to no flow. I had a heck of a time positioning my powerhead so that they dont get irritated from it.
 
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