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Yellow Ricordea Yuma Mushroom

$35.00
A really remarkable yuma. Under bright lighting its base shows blues and purples with bright neon yellow highlights. This coral is roughly 1/2".

 Ricordea yuma Coral Care

Ricordea yuma mushrooms are a Pacific species of corallimorph. Their body is covered with an irregular mat of short bubble-like tentacles and they come in a wide array of colors. Ricordea yuma can be sensitive and challenging so we do not recommend them for beginners. Please see below for additional care tips for Ricordea as well as checking out our Top 5 Tips for setting up a reef.




 Location

Ricordea yuma are found throughout the Indo-Pacific reefs.



 Lighting

Ricordea yuma mushrooms tend to do better under more intense lighting than their Caribbean siblings. Try keeping them in middle to high light.

Low Light

Low light translates to about 30-50 PAR

Medium Light

Medium Light is between 50-150 PAR

High Light

High Light is anything over 150 PAR

Lighting is a loaded topic, so for a more in-depth discussion of lighting, please see our Deep Dive article.

 Water Flow

We recommend keeping the mushrooms in a relatively low flow area of the reef display. Too much flow could cause this particular species to become stressed and not extend fully or blow around the tank.

 Feeding

Ricordea derives much of its energy from the products of their zooxanthellae. They can be fed small morsels of food however and may benefit from regular feeding.



 Propagation

This genus for the most part has been propagated extensively in captivity and is an excellent candidate for aquaculture. It is reasonable to believe that a sustainable harvest can be achieved in time.

 Acclimation

Proper acclimation is extremely important considering the stress imposed on the animals by the shipping process. Please take a moment to review our Acclimation Guide.

 Photography

The images were taken with a Canon 5D mk II and 100mm macro lens under T5 Fluorescent lighting. Quite a lot goes into how we go about shooting the corals and anemones you see on Tidal Gardens. For an in-depth look at our methods, check out our comprehensive Reef Aquarium Photography FAQ.

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