FOWLR and mushrooms?


New member
Are mushrooms easy to keep? Do they need to be fed? What are some good fish to keep w/ mushrooms? Are they easily spread?


New member
Mushrooms are one of the easiest to keep and most ate relatively cheap. Any reef safe fish would be ok to keep with them and they are easy to propagate.


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Some fish that are not reef safe with sps, lps and clams are safe with softies---and if anything can outgrow a predatory fish's nibbling, it would be mushrooms. Discosomas, blues, greens, purples, neglectas, and browns, are all hardy enough to stand a cycle.
Brown/green buttons are also in this class. If you want a hardy tank, just put in a few of those and keep them expanded and happy: they are as good as a living test kit, and they ARE living filters, so they will sop up some of the nutrients as well and keep a healthier tank. Any time you walk in and find your mushrooms shriveled up, you need to run a water test and fix things---so they're also a way to keep your fish happy. Hit and hold the params in my sig and you will be hip deep in mushrooms.