How fast does toadstool grow

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  1. Craft kid21

    Craft kid21 Banned

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    as its says in the title my 29g is now packed with corals....i just added a pretty big sized toadstoool leather....what would you guys say that the growthh is?
     
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  3. mikejrice

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    Mine took awhile to acclimate and start growing, but after that I would say at least a half inch in diameter a month. When the polyps stop extending that means it's going to shed. They will generally stay closed for about a week than it will open up bigger and better than before.
     
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    Toadstools are one of the larger leathers, but its eventual size and time it takes to mature depends on its sex and environment. I think a female toadstool grows 5 times as large as a male and matures in 10 years maybe? And a male matures in 5 years or so? The female can be a couple feet wide where the male the size of a softball.

    These corals grow quicker in healthy tanks with strong lighting. They derive their food via photosynthetic algae. They can move slightly and leave behind a bit of their stalk in order to multiply, actually – I think I have one in the process of this in one of my tanks, if I remember this evening I will take a picture.

    I couldn’t agree with the statement of ½ inch per month, but I couldn’t disagree either. I would speculate that a smaller coral could display such growth and then slow as it matures.
     
  5. Bunner

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    they grow well with dirty tanks as well.... and they spread. and spread some more!