Warty corallimorphs, Discosoma sanctithomae, are an interesting
corallimorph that seem to be a cross between a ricordea and a
Warty corallimorphs, Discosoma sanctithomae, are an
interesting corallimorph that seem to be a cross between a ricordea and
a discosoma mushroom. They come
is a variety of shades of green, blue, and sometimes red, and have differing
colors and types of tentacles. We have a limited number of the bright red color
morph, which may in fact be a different species of Discosoma.
All of the corallimorphs we sell are extremely hardy and are
great for any level of reef keeper, from the novice to the pros. They are primarily photosynthetic, but
should be fed some sort of supplemental planktonic foods. In the wild they eat the organic dust and
silt that settles on them, so when feeding them, dust them with food.
The two species of anemone shrimp from the Caribbean, Periclimenes
yucatan and Periclimenes pedersoni, will readily take up residence
on these discosoma polyps and provide an interesting show in your tank
These are loose polyps and are not attached to any
significant amount of substrate. They
will eventually attach to any clean substrate in your tank, or you can epoxy or
superglue them to what ever you want.
As with all corallimorphs, anemones, zoanthids, and
corals, be careful handling them in and out of the water. They produce stinging cells that can sting
your hands and irritate your eyes, so use gloves if youre sensitive to their
sting, and dont let the mucus get in your eyes.