Chaos Aquaculture Paulie Walnuts Ricordia Yuma

$55.00

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Chaos Aquaculture Paulie Walnuts is a uniquely colored yuma with blue-violet base color and orange, green, aqua and pink accents. The Ricordea, or flower mushroom coral, is a very popular mushroom anemone (coral) among the saltwater aquarium enthusiasts, because they are relatively easy to keep and have some amazing coloration.  The Paulie Walnuts Yumas sold are approximately .5″-1.25″

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Description

Chaos Aquaculture Paulie Walnuts Ricordia Yuma

Chaos Aquaculture Paulie Walnuts is a uniquely colored yuma with blue-violet base color and orange, green, aqua and pink accents. The Ricordea, or flower mushroom coral, is a very popular mushroom anemone (coral) among the saltwater aquarium enthusiasts, because they are relatively easy to keep and have some amazing coloration. The two most popular species in the hobby are Ricordea florida and Ricordea yumaR. florida inhabits in the tropical Western Atlantic and Caribbean waters while R. yuma is seen in the tropical Pacific. In nature, they are primarily found on the rock structure with areas of shallow and medium depth reefs. They are also found in deeper waters as smaller colonies or as solitary animals. Technically speaking, they are not true corals, but rather are more similar to the mushroom coral anemones.  The Paulie Walnuts Yumas sold are approximately .5″-1.25″

Overview

Ricordea have a small, round body with short club or berry-shaped tentacles. The basal portion of the coral has a flat disk that functions as a foot while the other end is the oral disk which functions has a mouth in the center (sometimes more than one mouth if the ricordea is in the process of splitting.
Both species have their own distinct colors and patterns that range from orange and green to neon-green and shining blue.

Feeding

Ricordea are considered to be photosynthetic corals, because of the symbiotic zooxanthellae that live within the body. This is thought to provide the coral anemone with the majority of its nutrition.