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Ricordea Mushroom

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  1. Ricordea Mushroom Ricordea Mushroom

    Scientific Name: Ricordea florida
    Other Names: Ric, Mushroom coral, Corallimorph
    Color: Multi
    Status: Part of Current Collection
    Availability: No Frags at This Time
    Difficulty: Easy
    Growth Rate: Slow
    Lighting: Medium
    Flow: Low
    Temperament: Semi-Aggressive
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Grand Rapids
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    Additional Information & Description

    Ricordeas come in shades of blue, green, purple, red and pink. Keeping Rics is not too difficult since they require very little other than the proper lighting and water parameters. In fact, their colors intensify under fluorescent actinic lighting. They also prefer low water movement and adequate space between each specimen and other corals, as they are semi-aggressive. They reproduce by longitudinal fission.

    All mushroom corals included are photosynthetic and a majority of their nutritional requirements are obtained from the symbiotic algae zooxanthellae hosted within each coral. They can also benefit from additional food in the form of micro-plankton or brine shrimp fed to each polyp of the colony.

    Fragging them is fairly easy. Use a razor blade to slice them in half and then affix them to some small pieces of rock rubble or frag plugs with netting and rubber bands

  2. #2
    bluwc - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Clio, MI


    very nice, I had a green and an orange one in my 60. After 6mths,, they never multiplied or grew, so I sold then in August at the swap. They are cool, just didn't do well in my tank

  3. #3
    rmalone - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    grand blanc, mi


    I would add that high light tends to make individual ployps smaller and more colorful, than low light which tends to produce a larger more open polyp with larger tentacles but more space between each tentacle. Also high flow also seem to keep polyps more compact with smaller tentacles. This is somewhat high light under 250w mh and high flow. 1602945231 photobucket 86044  - Ricordea Mushroom
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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Houghton Lake
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    Love the color combo!
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

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