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    Default "Cuban" Ricordia/Yuma-

    I have run across some of these online....and they are VERY expensive!!!

    Dont be fooled-

    They are Florida Rics, just like any other found in the waters of puerto rico, dominican republic and cuba and florida.

    Dont be fooled.

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    maybe they are lineaged to Cuba, and a limited edition LOL. Someone go register them on a website and then the high price will be justified hahaha.

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    Sounds like them $40 per polyp zoas
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    I have had them in the Past
    Yes, they are Florida Ricordea.
    But, they have a few different Characteristics.

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    Ricordia florida grow throughout the caribbean. "florida" is the species not the local. There are many variations depending on where they are collected. However it is illegal to import into the US from Cuba.

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    ^ Exactly!

    Beware the "cuban" R. florida.

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    Maybe they can ship us some cuban cigars while they are at it???

    $50 swisher sweets, with the tag taken off.

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    They have talked about it but the embargo is still in place. Canada trades with Cuba though. In any case the rics found around Cuba are just Ricordia florida. Floridas are Atlantic and Yumas are Pacific.
    Quote Originally Posted by chort55 View Post
    I thought I heard they lifted that ban not to long ago... or maybe they were just talking about lifting it

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    Quote Originally Posted by chort55 View Post
    Oh ok, musta been what I heard then... I know they've talked about it a few times. I wonder what kinda stuff we are missin out on from those waters
    I bet it's not that cool Chort. It is only like what 90 miles from the Keys plus its communist sea life . . . can't be that great I bet it all looks the same and I am sure it all costs the same too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    I bet it's not that cool Chort. It is only like what 90 miles from the Keys plus its communist sea life . . . can't be that great I bet it all looks the same and I am sure it all costs the same too.
    Actually cuba is protecting much of its reefs, and they watched our mistakes. Thankfully they are avoiding them.
    Corals and fish we thought were near extint are flourishing there.
    People need to see the effects we are causing to all life in the sea.
    You should google it and see for yourself. Heres a link to get started. I doubt that cuba is releasing any corals. This is probably a marketing ploy by calling them cuban. JMO
    Scientists Work To Protect Cuba's Unspoiled Reefs : NPR

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