Ultra Ricordea - Ricordea florida - XLarge Polyp

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MPN: 1029-ricordea1

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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.


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Common NameUltra Ricordea - XLg Polyp
Scientific NameRicordea florida
Water MovementLow to Moderate
AggressivenessLow to Moderate
Light IntensityModerate
Specific Gravity Range1.022-1.026
pH Range8.0-8.4
Temperature Range75-78
Water Hardness8-12 dKH
Invert SafeYes
DietPhotosynthetic, Planktivore
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