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Family Discosomatidae

Discosoma marmorata

Wagon-wheel/Marble Mushroom

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

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

Natural Environment: Inhabits tidepools and shallow lagoons, and sometimes found on outer reef slopes

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 72 to 83°F (22 - 28°C). Has many different color forms, including brown, blue, green, but always has a marbled surface area. Requires slow water movement and moderate lighting, preferably shade.

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

 Discosoma marmorata (Wagon-wheel/Marble Mushroom)
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