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Mushroom Polyp - Ricordea Orange 1 Polyp
Ricordea florida
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Tank Stats
Size: 1 Polyp
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Light, marine snow
Origin: Caribbean
Acclimation Time: Temperature Acclimate
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: None

The Ricordea Orange is a very hardy species of soft coral, and have a multitude of orange colored bumps covering a circular disk ??polyp??. During spawning the single polyp splits into two polyps, and it happens several times in the aquarium. The orange mushroom coral requires a brightly lit aquarium for its proper growth at a faster rate. It mainly receives the nutrition from the process photosynthesis done by the microalgae, the Zooxanthelae present in their tissue. This alga provides the food and nutrition to the Ricordea mushroom coral by taking the shelter from the same. Apart from this, additional feeding with trace elements, marine snow, phytoplankton, brine shrimp, and food for filter feeders can also be beneficial for a continue good health. Mainly it is named aptly for their rich colored shades of orange that covers its colonies. The Mushroom Polyp - Ricordea Orange glows even brighter and looks stunning under fluorescent actinic lighting. Once the Ricordea Orange gets acclimated to the environment, it will open up within eight weeks? time. It is recommended to keep the Mushroom Polyp Ricordea Orange away from other corals just to avoid the aggression in the aquarium. So be careful to leave a good amount of space between the orange Ricordea and other specimens or corals currently in the tank. Even though the orange Ricordea lacks attacking tentacles, they can harm nearby corals if feeling threatened. Often during shipping, the Mushroom Polyp - Ricordea Orange secrets a mucus like substance over its body and retracts itself which eventually opens up on getting an appriate environment. It generally prefers low water motion for best expansion, and a range of 78-82 degree Fahrenheit is required for its growth.

Very nice
Ordered one and received 2. When these get bigger they will be a stunning color. Thank you.
Reviewed by:  Gisela from Palmer, Alaska on Feb. 7, 2014, 6 p.m.
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