The Orange Ricordea color morph of Ricordea florida is one of the most beautiful and sought after ricordea available. The photo is representative of what they look like, but there are quite a few subtle variations in the color of the body and the color of the mouth, so it’s really almost impossible to list all the different variations and keep track of them. Our Orange Ricordea are all nice, so don’t worry about getting a dud.
Orange Ricordea polyps are great starter “corals” and add a nice splash of color to any reef tank. They come from fairly shallow water and are photosynthetic, so they will thrive in a well-lit aquarium. The will derive most of their nutrition from the symbiotic algae living in their tissues, but some sort of supplemental micro food will be beneficial to them. The get along with other color morphs of Ricordea florida, so you can mix and match as you please.
These are loose polyps that are not attached to any substrate. They will attach to almost any clean substrate in your tank, or can be epoxied or superglued to whatever substrate you want. Ricordea florida are extremely hardy corallimorphs that add lots of color and variety to your aquarium. All ricordea are photosynthetic and will require moderate light to thrive. They also will need to be fed some sort of planktonic food, much like you would use for corals. We suggest light dusting with some sort of small particle food will do the trick.