Hairy Mushroom

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Originally identified as a ricordea, this is in fact a Hairy Mushroom. They tend to grow quite large (as much as 12") rather than splitting as most mushrooms do. Hairy mushrooms are known by their split tentacles, in comparison to their "frilly" counterparts. They can eat a fish under the right conditions, as they will close up around it quietly and slowly. They contain a powerful sting and can harm neighboring corals. This would be a good choice for a soft coral tank. Reef-safe-ish. :)