Orange and Green Ricordea Rock - Ricordea sp.

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$129.99
SKU: 207345
Manufacturer: That Fish Place
MPN: F93 0045 0505

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Ricordia is a reef curiosity-- a corallimorph, it is a solitary, mushroom-like soft coral. Individuals form compact colonies over reef rock which resemble some hard corals. The surface of the polyp is tightly beaded like a carpet anemone. Ricordea florida is found in the Caribbean while the closely related Ricordea yuma comes from the Indo-Pacific region. Ricordea is highly popular for home propogation as they are very hardy, spread quickly, and can be propogated easily by cutting the polyp in half.

These mushrooms are carnivorous and photosynthetic. They should be supplementally fed small leaty foods like planktons and brine shrimp but should be placed in moderate lighting to feed the zooxanthallae in their tissues. Ricordea polyps should be given ample space in aquariums as they may damage other corals with prolonged contact and they can spread quickly under ideal conditions and overgrow some nonaggressive corals.

Specifications

Specifications
Common NameOrange and Green Ricordea Rock
Scientific NameRicordia sp.
OriginIndo-Pacific, Caribbean
Water MovementLow to Moderate
AggressivenessLow to Moderate
Light IntensityModerate
DifficultyEasy
Specific Gravity Range1.022-1.026
pH Range8.0-8.4
Temperature Range75-78
Water Hardness8-12 dKH
Invert SafeYes
DietPhotosynthetic, Planktivore

State Restrictions
Alaska
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
California
Hawaii
Puerto Rico

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