Elephant ear mushroom?


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can anyone give me the lowdown on this species, I have read nothing real negative about this mushroom except that it is aggressive but a local guy that thinks he know everything says that it will eat all my fish, can anyone confirm this?


New member
Well I concur that it is an agressive species. I bought one that was about 4 icnches and within 6 months it grew to a foot in diameter! I have fed it sparingly but it has eaten fish (6 line wrasse and red dottyback) and shrimp (2 peppermint) alike without remorse. IMO it should be kept in a very large tank or have a nano dedicated to it as I do now.


In Memoriam
Yeap...there's a picture of one, I believe, in Eric Borneman's Aquarium Corals book, eating a bangaii cardinal :)