Ricordea florida

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Ricordea Florida
Species Ricordea Florida
Difficulty Easy
Required Lighting Low/Medium 150 to 200 PAR
Temp. 72-78F
Placement Sandbed/Midground
Coloration Various
pH 8.1-8.4
Specific Gravity 1.023-1.028
Water Hardness 8-12dH
Temperament Peaceful
Water Flow Low

Alternative names[edit]

Ricordea, Ric

Tank compatibility[edit]

Does best on the bottom. Low light low flow species.


Filter feeder, may consume some coepods that land on it as well.

Feeding regime[edit]

Weekly broadcast feeding of plankton, or other suitable coral food will suffice.

Environment Specifics[edit]



Will shrivel up if unhappy with the amount of light exposed to. Because different species and colouration of Ricordea have different lighting needs experimentation with placement can be needed. Some will prefer a 300 PAR location while other lighter coloured Ricordea may prefer 100 PAR or less. Most are happy with 200 to 250 PAR. Ricordea will detach if exposed to too much water flow.


Bubbly looking polyps, very colourful. Common colours include pink and purple, orange and blue, orange, red, blue, baby blue, green, and variations of all of the above.


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