Ricordea Mushroom

Ricordea Mushroom

The Ricordea, or Flower Mushroom Coral, is a member of the order Corallimorpharia (Stephenson, 1937), and has short, club, or berry-shaped tentacles. It shares some similarities to stony corals, and is also termed a Disc Anemone. It is found in a variety of color forms.

 

It requires a medium to high light level, but metal halide lighting may be too bright. It prefers a low water movement within the aquarium, and it may not be as hardy as some of the other mushroom corals. It is considered semi-aggressive and requires adequate space between itself and other corals. It reproduces by longitudinal fission.

 

The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae hosted within it provides the majority of its nutritional requirements from the light driven process of photosynthesis. It also eats plankton and smaller invertebrates such as crustaceans.

 

Approximate Purchase Size: 2" to 3"

  • Quick Stats

    Care Level:  Moderate

    Temperament:  Semi-aggressive

    Color Form::  Purple

    Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025

    Origin:  Indo-Pacific

    Family:  Ricordeidae

    Lighting:  Moderate to High

    Supplements:  Iodine, Trace Elements

    Waterflow:  Low

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