My favorite shroom!

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    Anyone know of this shroom has a given name? I tried rainbow rhodactis but I can't seem to find one l IMG_20180205_181146.jpg ike it.
     
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    Crabs Mcjones Millepora Maniac Mayor of R2R Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Don't know the name, but dang is that gorgeous!
     
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    Following. That is beautiful!
    Source?
     
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    price shipped
     
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    I've seen it by different names, depends on which vendor is selling it. That one appears to have a flatworm issue.
     
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    Gaaaah. I finally looked closer. Bleah, I hate it when the pretty purple color turns out to be flatworms.
     
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    Subtracting the beautiful purple color (flatworms) leaves you with a beautiful blue green and the beautiful orange yellow.
    At our LFS the 1/2" to 1" size is $50.
     
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    Everyone keeps saying the purple spots are flatworms but they are actually not. The purple areas are starting to get fleshy looking like bubbles. I've cleaned off this shroom many times and the purple spots remain.
     
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    I got this locally here in Cedar Rapids Iowa. My friend is getting more in, I'm not sure where he orders from. This one is about 2.5 inches and I paid $60 for it.
     
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    How are you cleaning it? Those guys are tough and don't come off easy. Putting it in a bucket of water and treating it with flatworm exit would determine if they are really flatworms. That is what they look like on my shrooms.
     
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    Dont care for them, but that is sexy.
     
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    As Opus said, treating it with Flatworm Exit *outside* of the tank will be the best way to be sure. If they all fall off when you swish the frag in the bucket at the end of the treatment it is flatworms.

    Sure looks like the ones I have killed in the past.
    They are called red planaria but the ones I have seen have always been that pretty purple color.

    Google cures for a while. Read up, there is plenty of info out there.
    Have a lot of water premixed before treatment of the tank because the dead flatworms release a very strong toxin that can kill your fish and other corals.

    Our favorite LFS and several others locally have a problem with them. It is a very common issue.
    They are easy to surpress but difficult to eradicate completely. Then it's easy to get out of hand again.

    Another good reason to dip all corals before adding to your tank. Even from good sources.

    A little late, but it is the reason I dip corals now.


    Springeri damsels, blue velvet slug (very poor shipper), yellow damsels *should* eat them and have been effective in suppressing them in our tank.

    The velvet slug is cool and a pretty addition to your tank. But it dies from starvation when it can't find any more nearby.
    Springeri damsel stays small and calmer than the yellow damsel was.
    Springeri is still in our tank.

    Second pic is from the web. google red flatworms.
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    That is a good price. Wish I could find them locally here in Dallas. I've seen them upwards to $200 online. Depends on the colors.
     
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