The Mushroom Polyp - Ricordea Blue looks awesome in any reef tank. These corallimorphs are covered with short tentacles which are colored in shades of blue. The Mushroom Polyp - Ricordea Blue are very easy to maintain and can grow and propagate very easily in an aquarium. They are available either in pairs or singly that are attached to small pieces of rocks. The Mushroom Polyp - Ricordea Blue has short tentacles which are unique bubble shaped over the surface of the coral polyp. They are semi aggressive in nature as compared to other marine aquarium invertebrates. It is recommended to keep the Mushroom Polyp - Ricordea Blue away from other corals just to avoid the aggression in the aquarium. They need low water flow and moderate illumination. The Mushroom Polyp - Ricordea Blue can be placed anywhere in your marine aquarium. Often, you will find them closed when you introduce it into the tank. Once the Mushroom Polyp - Ricordea Blue gets acclimated to the environment, it will open up within eight weeks times.
If there is bright light in the aquarium, the corals has to be kept at the bottom of the reef tank. The brightness and vibrancy of the colors is absolutely stunning and outstanding. It must be seen under actinic lighting when its fluorescence property enhances its beauty, it looks amazing. The photosynthesis process provides the major nutrition to the Mushroom Polyp - Ricordea Blue coral and, additional feeding is not that necessary. It has to be taken care that the currents should be able to supply it with necessary nutrients and trace elements. The Mushroom Polyp - Ricordea Blue undergoes photosynthesis and has living organisms inside them called as Zooxanthellae, for which lighting is required. It shows symbiotic relationship with the organism Zooxanthellae and receives the nutrition from it and in return provides the shelter to the Zooxanthellae.
1 - 2 inches polyp. Notice the lower photo where you can compare the green ricordea with the blue ricordea.Ricordea is a type of mushroom coral of moderate size. It can be identified by the fact that it has contrasting raised dots across its surface.In general Ricordeas prefer higher lighting. In its natural setting it grows in areas of light, blanketing the rock.It is not necessary to target feed the ricordea, it takes nutrition from the light and from marine snow and other nutrients found in the water.The Ricordea will tolerate many water conditions but appears to do better in water that is low in nitrates and phosphates. Ricordea are not true corals and are related to Anenomes.