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.