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To make sure you get exactly the coral you want, every single coral is photographed by us. And usually once under daylight illumination and once under blue light.
General information about Mushroom corals:
- Scientific: Rhodactis sp., Discosoma sp., Ricordea sp.
- Common: Mushroom corals, Champignon bubble, Stubby anemone
- Size:4-8 cm
- Temperature:23°C - 26°C)
- Feeding: Zooxanthellen / Light, Plancton,Liquid food, likeFauna Marin Coral Plankton
- Tank: >50 Liter
Since they also live on zooxanthellae, they should get rather medium light, also in relation to the good colors of the discs. We recommend keeping them on the bottom or in the medium light zone of the aquarium.
Mushroom Corals do not like strong currents, otherwise they contract.
Mushroom Corals do not need to be fed additionally, but they thank a regular addition of Fauna Marin Coral Plankton and also finely groundLPS Grow + Colorgranulated food orFauna Marin Coral Dustdust food with magnificent colors and growth.
Ricordea florida and Ricordea yuma - mushroom corals:
Ricordeas are also known as "False Florida Corals" or "Champignon Bubble" - they are a type of "Mushroom Corals". They are from the Corallimorpharian family, found in nature in many different colors from orange and green to neon green and bright blue.
Ricordea florida anemones reach a diameter of 4 to 10 cm per polyp and can have up to six mouth openings per animal.
Habitat and distribution
Ricordea florida is found in inner reefs, mostly in shallow water, rocky areas and pools. It grows singly or in small groups. It has zooxanthellae, but also feeds onzooplankton, as well as dissolved organic matter.
Asexual reproduction can be achieved by two mechanisms. Split or fission reproduction occurs when the coral splits along its mouth and produces a clone. Alternatively, particles released from the foot may develop into a new specimen.
Sexual reproduction produces a planula larva that later settles on the seafloor and develops into a new Mushroom coral.
The keeping of Mushroom corals is possible with today's technology, such as with the use of, for example, theFauna Marin Balling Light method.
If you provide the right current, good lighting and theright water values, successful keeping with good growth and great colors is feasible in a marine aquarium.
In contrast to small poylp stony corals (SPS), which require rather lower nutrient values, the Mushroom-corals usually still cope well with higher nutrient values.
Nevertheless, like LPS and SPS corals, they require clean and clear water. To successfully maintain corals in the long term, stable water and nutrient levels should be aimed for.
This can be well controlled with variousphosphate adsorbers. With filtration via activated carbon, such asFauna Marin Carb L long-life carbon, the water remains crystal clear. Phenols, protein compounds, dyes and nettle toxins are filtered out of the water and rendered harmless.
Light intensity also affects the coloration and growth of the corals. At Fauna Marin Corals we successfully keep our corals under a mix of T5 tubes (50/50 white/blue), in combination with theLED lamps.
Important for the care of all corals is the constant maintenance of the salinity, as well as the use of a good sea salt, such asFauna Marin Professional Sea Salt. The salinity should always be between 34/35 per mille, respectively 1.022 and 1.024 density.
A regular check of the density is an absolute must in marine aquaristics. Oursalt calculatorhelps to calculate the correct amount of salt.
Pay attention - especially in summer - to the temperature in the aquarium. Corals do not tolerate temperatures exceeding 30 degrees for longer periods of time.
We recommend a regular control of the water values with ourICP water analysis.
Based on the results of the analysis, the water values can be adjusted correctly with the help of our dosage recommendations on ourlaboratory website.
***We will never ship freshly cut coral !***
We take great care to ensure the well being of all our corals. Before pieces are deemed saleable, we wait for every piece to have formed an encrusting edge and even develop baby polyps. As a professional supplier of quality frags in Germany, we differ significantly from our competitors. Our care and breeding practices for these wonderful corals make it possible to bring you the healthiest pieces available. The biggest difference, is in the regular feeding of the polyps; we feed LPS Grow and Color Food from Fauna Marin . All corals are prepared under optimum conditions to a healthy aquarium life and we consider this to be the optimum color formation under LED or blue T5 lighting.
Due to the unknown variables that can happen during shipping, we cannot provide a 100% arrive alive guarantee for live animals , despite all efforts.
New orders begin processing the moment we receive them. Very rarely do we encounter a delay. If we do, and your corals or fish are not yet ready for dispatch, you have the option for a possible replacement animal or a refund for the amount of an animal. In such cases, you will be contacted via phone (if we have your phone number) or email. Of course, we do everything possible to avoid such inconvenience from the start.
Please note that coral variations in form and color can occur in the original photo. Changes in color may also result from transport or due to the color representation on the computer screen . Our corals are lit with Radions G4 Pro and are photographed in these conditions. The colors of the animals may vary from our photos when placed in your aquarium, depending on the type of lighting used.
All animals undergo a minimum one-week quarantine and are free of parasites when delivered.
Our average water parameters are:
Salinity : 34-35 psu
Calcium : 400-420 mg/l
Magnesium : 1200-1250 mg/l
dkH : 7.5-8.0
Nitrate : 2-15 mg/l
Phosphate : 0.02-0.08 mg/l
Temperature : 23-25 ° C
In our facilities, we use the new sea salt "
Professional Sea Salt
" by Fauna Marin . We also use the Balling light method in addition to their sea salt.
We are professional pet shippers with over 20 years of shipping and packing experience. All corals and other animals are carefully placed into their packing box and prepared with care. We take great care preparing corals and other animals for a safe transport so that they arrive to you in perfect condition. It is not primarily about the color of the animal upon arrival, it is about the health and nutritional status of coral and fish. The final coloration reach corals within a few weeks after being placed into your aquarium.