The Mix Assorted 3 Pack of Ricordea contains combination of blue, yellow, green, purple mushroom polyp. These Mushroom Polyps show the beautiful color effects in the presence of actinic lighting, which looks stunning and thus makes it a valuable addition to any reef tank. These corallimorphs are covered with short tentacles which are colored in shades of green, purple, and other vibrant colors. They are semi aggressive in nature as compared to other marine aquarium invertebrates, and are recommended to keep this Mix Assorted 3 Pack of Ricordea away from other corals just to avoid aggressive behavior in the aquarium. They need low water flow and moderate illumination for its growth and development. The Mix Assorted 3 Pack of Ricordea can be placed anywhere in your marine aquarium. Often, you will find them closed when you introduce it into the tank. Once these Mushroom Polyps get acclimated to the environment, it will open up within eight weeks? time. If there is bright light arrangement in the aquarium, this Mix Assorted 3 Pack of Ricordea has to be kept at the bottom of the reef tank. They also show symbiotic relationship with Zooxanthellae, which lives inside the tissue and provides nutrition to the coral. In return the coral provides shelter to the Zooxanthellae. Apart from the photosynthesis, they can also be fed with additional supplements of phytoplankton and shrimps for continued health growth.
3 Assorted Ricordea. We will choose from our available inventory 3 assorted ricordeas. They will be chosen with different variations of color ranging from blue, yellow, green, purple. Ricordia Mushroom Polyps are beautiful corallimorphs which are covered with short tentacles colored in shades of green. They are very easy to keep and will grow, split, and spread throughout the aquarium. They are available as single or multiple polyps attached to a very tiny piece of rock.Corals are part of a biological group known as Cnidaria. Most Cnidaria have a mouth, or mouths, that opens into one big body cavity. Due to the lack of a true digestive system, this cavity acts in its place and after the food is broken down the nutrients are then sent through the rest of the body as food. There is also no excretory system; therefore the waste is sent back through the mouth or secreted into the surrounding water.Tentacles of varying size will usually surround the mouth of Cnidaria. Most Cnidaria have tentacles with stinging cells that can shoot tiny poison darts into their prey or can even be used as a defense mechanism. Some corals lack tentacles and instead cover themselves with a thin layer of mucus and use that to collect bacteria and plankton as food. Some corals even use both of these methods. Cnidaria can either be an individual animal or members of a complex colony. These "Colony Corals" share the food and nutrients taken in by each individual.Corals have tiny living organisms that actually live in their tissue. These are called zooxanthellae and they are the reason why such strong lighting is needed in the saltwater aquarium. These algae-like creatures provide the coral with oxygen and other nutrients that are produced during photosynthesis. During this process, the zooxanthellae take up carbon dioxide and provide nutrients to the coral.Corals can use two different types of defense mechanisms. One of which is a sweeper tentacle wherein the coral reaches its tentacles out to try to damage another coral with nematocysts. The other is when the coral releases a minute amount of toxin into the water to poison another coral within certain proximity. Most "Hard Corals" should not be placed within reach of another coral.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.It appears that 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.The current regulations forbid the collection of Ricordea that are attached to liverock from the Caribbean. Unattached Ricordea however are fair game. Ricordea are not true corals and are related to Anenomes.