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    Senior Member CanadianGuy's Avatar
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    What's going on with these mushrooms?

    I'm sure that I had read somewhere that it's normal, but I can't find any reference about it that includes mushrooms. Can mushrooms get a "mucous tunic" like leathers?

    They're knobby shrooms btw...the corals was moved and some of the coating came off. They looked fine underneath. Any ideas?
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    Looks almost like a brown jelly infection that I have seen on LPS corals. I have never ever seen any mushrooms do that before! So I don't thinks it a good thing at all. I would say that those mushrooms are going to be toast form the looks of the pic.

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    I'd vacuum up the slime off them, and try to get some light in there. If they start deteriorating under the mucus, you'll have a mini ammonia spike.
    Ususally when leathers get the slime, you just peel it off and they're fine, but those shrroms look like they're dissolving underneath.
    Sorry.

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    it looks like rock rot on mushrooms

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    I had tons of blue and red mushrooms before.......and suddenly
    they were all wiped out by some kind of slime....just like yours.
    Now All I have is One single piece.....and is on the opposite side of the previous mushrooms..........So I'am hoping it multiplies......
    as far as yours.......good luck and hope you can save some.

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    I'm with cableguy, here. I've seen this on mushrooms before. Looks like a bacterial infection- siphoning won't help as it is already to late. By the time thay are covered like that, they are most likely dead
    Like any infection, once it starts, if the conditions are right or the infected animal can't fight it, it will spread unchecked.
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