Mystery White Mushroom Coral ?

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Hello , I purchased this mushroom about two years ago . The LPS associate said it came in with a bunch of other mushrooms and sold it to me for $30. While I was waiting for it to be bagged up there was a sales rep there he came over saw them and asked to purchase the remaining ones and he was very excited. I asked him what they were and he said they were a rare find he did mention the scientific name and said they were worth a few hundred dollars each. I didn’t care because I was happy with what I had found and it looked spectacular in my tank. It was within view for a few days then disappeared. About a year and a half Later I saw in the tank down in a little rock crevice cave and without totally dismantling my tank there’s no way of retrieving it and I figured why because it sure looks happy where it is. So I apologize for not the best pictures due to its location but if anyone can assist me with determining what this is and can it be treated like other mushrooms and propagated. Thank you

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I agree. Green discosoma. It’s bleached but these things survive nuclear war. It’ll bounce back.
So when you refer to it being bleached I’m assuming that means it’s not getting enough light ? Why would it position itself in a cave area with very minimal lighting? would it not try to get to a better light source which it has not done over the past year and a half ?
 
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So when you refer to it being bleached I’m assuming that means it’s not getting enough light ? Why would it position itself in a cave area with very minimal lighting? would it not try to get to a better light source which it has not done over the past year and a half ?
 

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So when you refer to it being bleached I’m assuming that means it’s not getting enough light ? Why would it position itself in a cave area with very minimal lighting? would it not try to get to a better light source which it has not done over the past year and a half ?
Bleaching could also be from to much light and or nutrient levels I believe
 

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So when you refer to it being bleached I’m assuming that means it’s not getting enough light ? Why would it position itself in a cave area with very minimal lighting? would it not try to get to a better light source which it has not done over the past year and a half ?
Bleached meaning that the zooxanthellae have left the coral. Sometimes corals expel zooxanthellae. Sometimes too much or too little light can do this. There are many factors. However, yours has retained color. That’s a good thing.
 

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