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Purple/Green Ricordea Yuma, Aquacultured ORA®
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Purple/Green Ricordea Yuma, Aquacultured ORA® (Ricordea yuma)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Green, Purple
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Origin Aquacultured - ORA®
Family Ricordeidae
Lighting Moderate to High
Supplements Iodine, Trace Elements
Waterflow Low
Placement Bottom
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Overview

The ORA Purple/Green Ricordea Yuma 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, but purple and green are the most common.

It requires a moderate to high light level. 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: 1-1/2” to 2”

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