Ricordea Florida Tips

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  1. A Toadstool Leather

    A Toadstool Leather Well-Known Member

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    I have been considering getting one but am unsure how to care for them. What tips does anyone have to keep them healthy and ensure that they reproduce?
     
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    Following!
     
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  3. DSC reef

    DSC reef Coral wasted R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    The ones we used to have liked moderate light and flow. They acclimated rather fast too. Once happy they grew quickly.
     
  4. A Toadstool Leather

    A Toadstool Leather Well-Known Member

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    Do they require any feeding to really thrive? I have heard that people put a rock under them to get them to move and leave a piece of themselves behind.
     
  5. DSC reef

    DSC reef Coral wasted R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I always broadcast fed them with oyster feast and reef roids. I actually started with 2 ricordea on a large flat rock and within the year there were well over 25 ricordea on the rock. Blue and orange with green mouths. Wish I still had a picture, it was years ago.
     
  6. Joel Jordan

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    How often did you feed the reef roids
     
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    Mikedawg Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    You can wait on pedal laceration where they basically tear themselves into smaller pieces or cut them with a sharp blade:
     
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    DSC reef Coral wasted R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    2-3 times a week. Mixed oyster feast and reef roids together. Be careful not to over feed
     
  9. Joel Jordan

    Joel Jordan Active Member

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    What if i only feed just reef roids? Can i feed every other day?
     
  10. DSC reef

    DSC reef Coral wasted R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I wouldn't do every other day, couple times a week is plenty and a little goes a long way.
     
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    jhatfield Active Member Santa Barbara Reef Co-Op

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    I have one that's been in my tank for about 8 months. Absolutely beautiful but hasn't multiplied.

    I have it in on the bottom front of the the display. I'd love to have a ton of these guys but I'm not sure if their happy in my tank. :(
     
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