The Mushroom Polyp - Ricordea Blue/Purple is a lesser known member of the Actinodiscus group and looks awesome in any reef tank. Its brightness and vibrancy of colors is absolutely stunning and outstanding, and must be seen under actinic lighting when its fluorescence property enhances its beauty. The Mushroom Polyp - Ricordea Blue/Purple is very easy to care for and maintain. It grows and propagates quite easily in an aquarium, which makes it a very good choice for novice aquarists. It is available either in pairs or singly that are attached to small pieces of rocks. The Mushroom Polyp - Ricordea Blue/Purple has short tentacles which are unique bubble shaped over the surface of the coral polyp. The Mushroom Polyp - Ricordea Blue/Purple is semi aggressive in nature as compared to other marine aquarium invertebrates. It is recommended to keep the Mushroom Polyp - Ricordea Blue/Purple away from other corals just to avoid the aggressive behavior in the aquarium. It needs low water flow and moderate illumination for its growth and development. The Mushroom Polyp - Ricordea Blue/Purple 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/Purple gets acclimated to the environment, it will open up within eight weeks? time. If there is bright light in the aquarium, the Mushroom Polyp - Ricordea Blue/Purple corals has to be kept at the bottom of the reef tank. The photosynthesis provides the major nutrition to the Mushroom Polyp - Ricordea Blue/Purple coral and, additional feeding is not that necessary. But it has to be taken care that the currents should be able to supply it with necessary nutrients and trace elements for its continued growth. The Mushroom Polyp - Ricordea Blue/Purple undergoes photosynthesis with the help of the entrapped symbiotic algae, zooxanthellae. This alga manufactures food and provides nutrition to the coral using the light energy. The Mushroom Polyp - Ricordea Blue/Purple propagates easily in captivity, simply by splitting.