Our Rainbow Ricordea Rocks are made by gluing many various Florida Ricordea mushrooms to one piece of live rock. Each Rainbow Ricordea Mushroom Rock is different and will contain many colors of Florida Ricordea mushrooms. When the polyps open up its so beautiful, like a blanket of colors covering the rock. In most cases once the Rainbow Rock has settled into its new home for a few weeks the rock they are mounted on will not even be seen. Rainbow Ricordea Mushroom Corals include mushrooms of different colors and different types and are very beautiful adding a lot of contrast of color to your reef aquarium. Mushroom polyps are also called Disc Corals or Mushroom anemones. . Very easy to keep, the awesome blanket of colors will be a stand out in any reef aquarium.
Water Flow and Lighting
The Rainbow Mushroom Rocks requires a moderate intensity light level and requires a low to medium water flow. Lighting can be Power compacts, T5's, LED's or Metal Halides. All lighting can grow Mushroom Corals as long as the proper level of light is provided. If a Par meter is available the appropriate lighting level is anywhere from a Par 80 to a Par 200. Which is a wide range of acceptability. For lighting spectrum use between a 14-20K color spectrum for your bulbs for best coloration.
All mushrooms are semi-aggressive and require adequate space between themselves and other corals. Placement can be any where in the aquarium as long as it receives adequate water flow and lighting levels and leaves enough room around your corals that they have room for growth without infringing on another corals growing room or lighting.
Diet and Feeding
Mushroom corals receive the majority of their nutritional requirements through the process of photosynthesis, which simply means their lighting creates symbiotic algae called zooxanthellae in the body of the coral which provides its nutrition. We do recommend providing supplemental food such as micro-plankton or foods designed for filter-feeding invertebrates.