Yellow ricordea are a somewhat uncommon color morph of Ricordea florida that we occasionally offer for sale. As with all the ricordea polyps, there is a little bit of slight variation with in each color group, but in general these will be primarily yellow with purple edge tentacles and a green mouth. These are single mouth polyps, and when fully settled into your system they will inflate to about 1.5 or more.
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.
The two species of anemone shrimp from the Caribbean, Periclimenes yucatan and Periclimenes pedersoni, will readily take up residence on these ricordea polyps and provide an interesting show in your tank
As with all the ricordea we sell, these are just loose polyps and are not attached to rocks. They will readily attach to rocks in your tank or you can super glue (gel) or epoxy them to whatever rock you want.
There are very hardy animals and can be shipped safely by priority mail or FedEx two day air.
jayb432 (verified owner) –
Beautiful Ricordea. Nice large specimen with a vibrant true yellow color.
If you are are reading this review stop and look up, is this yellow ricordia in stock? Add to your cart asap!
I received a very healthy great quality bright yellow ricordia from Kara and Philip. Its a true yellow cant mistake it for any other color. Im so happy I wish I ordered all of the ones they had in stock, they are hard to find, at least I never see this color in NY. Most are steel blue or green, you may find an orange if you are lucky in a local store. My favorite ricordia ever!
John Little –
Awesome rics!!! They are just a “little” more orange than the pics, but not much. They are large and opened up very quickly. Once again, another nice purchase from Ken. Thanks for the extra snails also.