Ricordea florida mushrooms are one of the most recognizable species to come out of the Caribbean and is popular for the lush green ambiance that they can generate inside of a reef tank. These ever-popular mushrooms are very hardy and do well in nearly any type of tank.
The Green Ricordea Mushroom Coral has short, club, or berry-shaped tentacles, are very hardy and do well in nearly any type of aquarium. It shares some similarities to stony corals and is also termed a Disc Anemone. It is found in a variety of color forms, but green is the most common.
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. No matter the species, it is always a good idea to give all the corals in your tank plenty of space to thrive and grow.
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.
Ricordea florida 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. Ricordea mushrooms are usually bright or even fluorescent in intensities. Due to a brilliant variety of colors, the Ricordea genus are some of the most sought-after mushrooms around today.