Florida Ricordea are easy to take care of and add brilliant color to your aquarium. The individual Ricorea will be 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter and come in the colors in the photo.
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Most Ricordea Florida mushroom corals grow and reproduce slowly; therefore knowing how to properly frag them can certainly speed up the process. Since the Ricordea Florida Corals do not require a lot, keeping them alive and well in your tanks is not too complicated.
In order to keep a healthy and happy Ricordea Florida Coral would will have to; change the water 20 % a month, provide a reef atmosphere with proper magnesium levels, proper iodine levels are also essential. Due to their toxicity, adding active carbon would also be a good idea, especially for larger colonies of mushrooms.
The Ricordea Florida, unlike most other Mushroom Coral requires moderate attention and can tolerate more light. If the coral does not get the sufficient lighting and/or water they will just float around the tank until they find a suitable spot that meets their preferences or have an unpleasant encounter with a pump. Like other species of mushrooms, the Ricordea Florida Coral can handle higher nitrates than SPS or LPS corals.
It is not aggressive and would make good tank mates to most established coral colonies. Still be weary and make sure that you provide sufficient space for both the established colony and the newly introduced Ricordea Florida Coral to thrive.
The Ricordea Florida Mushroom Coral are known to inhabit the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. In the wild this genus of coral can be found growing on rocky surfaces, rubble, or growing upright on dead corals.
This mushroom coral are photosynthetic and carnivorous. They require supplemental feeding of small leafy foods like planktons and brine shrimp, in addition to its diet of macro algae tissue.