One of the most sought after mushroom corals at the moment, and it's no suprise. The chaotic black and purple splashes along the body is a trait not seen in many corals, let alone a mushroom coral. The babies themselves come out as all red, and the chances of them gaining the splashing color patterns isn't guaranteed. Regardless of the pattern, the red is extremely brilliant and gorgeous on its own. But for the ones that do develop it, they'll become a masterpiece.


Discosomas tend to reproduce by leaving a piece of their tissue from their foot behind. The small fragment will then develop into another adult over time. The first photo is a great example, as you can see a small baby forming on the top right!

Deadpool Discosoma

  • Originator

    Aqua SD

  • Care Level

    Great beginner coral! Does not consume elements such as alkalinity, calcium, and magnesium readily. A great choice if you're looking to keep a low maintenance reef or are just getting into the hobby and haven't built a strong understanding of the hobby yet.

  • Growth Rate

    Slow. Increased growth with feeding such as Benepets.

  • Lighting Placement

    Prefers to be kept in lower light. 

    Currently kept under Kessil 360x, all blue spectrum.

  • Flow Strength

    Prefers low flow. Too strong of a flow may cause it to deattach.

    Currently kept with Maxspect Gyre 350s Pumps.

  • Supplements

    Brightwell's Amino Acids, Lugols, Replenish, Restor, Potassion, KoralColor.

    Benepets Coral Food.

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