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Also Know As:

| Orange Pacific Yuma Ricordea

| Orange Florida Yuma

| Red Tip Orange Pacific Ricordea Yuma

| Florida Ricordea

| OJ Ricordea

General info about Orange Florida Ricordea

In general, mushroom corals coming from the genus Ricordea have a small and rounded body with berry shaped tentacles. Both sides of the Ricordea Mushroom Corals are functional where the bottom part acts as a locomotive mechanism while the top portion acts as a mouth.

As for the Orange Florida Ricordea, they are predominantly colored violet with orange tentacles and green mouth. The surface of their cap looks like it is made up of small little balls giving them a very interesting structure. They are known to move to a different spot in the tank to find better lighting. Water parameters for cultivating Orange Florida Ricordea: 

  • Calcium: 400 - 450 ppm
  • Alkalinity: 2.86 - 4.29 MEQ/L (8 - 12 dKH)
  • Phosphates: 0
  • Magnesium: 1200 - 1350
  • Strontium: 8 - 10
  • Temperature: 72° - 78° F (22° - 26° C)
  • Salinity / Specific Gravity: 1.023 - 1.025
  • pH: 8.1 - 8.4

Orange Florida Ricordea Diet & Nutrition

In the wild, Orange Florida Ricordea has developed a symbiotic feeding relationship with marine algae called zooxanthellae that is living within their tissues. But in captivity, you have to feed them with nanoplankton and you may add dissolved organics in the water.

Fragging / Propagating Orange Florida Ricordea

A mature tank is highly recommended in propagating Orange Florida Ricordea. They must be set at the botoom of the tank to simulate their natural wild environment.

Flow / Lighting Requirements for Orange Florida Ricordea

The Orange Florida Ricordea requires moderate lighting and moderate waterflow.

Orange Florida Ricordea Origin

The Orange Florida Ricordea can be found in the waters of the Indo-Pacific Ocean.

Caution Should be Taken with Orange Florida Ricordea

The Orange Florida Ricordea has a semi-aggressive behaviour. Proper spacing must be observed in relation to other coral species in the tank.

How to Acclimate Orange Florida Ricordea

The Orange Florida Ricordea is a marine species. Therefore, salinity must be maintained thoroughly at 1.023 to 1.025 specific gravity.

Stinging Tentacles on Orange Florida Ricordea

The Orange Florida Ricordea has stinging tentacles around its disk that can sting nearby corals.

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Name Species Family Scientific Name More Detail Added by
Orange Florida Ricordea Mushroom Ricordea Ricordeidae Ricordea sp

In general, mushroom corals coming from the genus Ricordea have a small and rounded body with berry shaped tentacles. Both sides of the Ricordea Mushroom Corals are functional where the bottom part acts as a locomotive mechanism while the top portion acts as a mouth.

As for the Orange Florida Ricordea, they are predominantly colored violet with orange tentacles and green mouth. The surface of their cap looks like it is made up of small little balls giving them a very interesting structure. They are known to move to a different spot in the tank to find better lighting. Water parameters for cultivating Orange Florida Ricordea: 

  • Calcium: 400 - 450 ppm
  • Alkalinity: 2.86 - 4.29 MEQ/L (8 - 12 dKH)
  • Phosphates: 0
  • Magnesium: 1200 - 1350
  • Strontium: 8 - 10
  • Temperature: 72° - 78° F (22° - 26° C)
  • Salinity / Specific Gravity: 1.023 - 1.025
  • pH: 8.1 - 8.4
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