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Species Name: Discosoma coerulea

Common Name: Blue Mushroom

Range: Indo-Pacific Ocean: East Africa to Central Pacific Ocean

Natural Environment: Inhabits tidepools and shallow lagoons

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 72 to 83°F (22 - 28°C). Generally has blue surface with a white mouth area. Tentacles are wart-like or completely absent and there are no surface ribs. The only species to stay flat against the substrate. Requires slow water movement and moderate lighting, preferably indirect fluorescent lighting.

Aquarium Suitability: An excellent and colorful reef or fish-only aquarium species

Blue Mushroom (Discosoma coerulea) Photo Credit:Bob Goemans

Photo Credit: Bob Goemans

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