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Ricordea Mushrooms?

Post by Burgess' on Fri 04 Feb 2011, 7:40 pm

Does anyone know about Ricordea mushrooms??? Availability, care tips, price, experiences with it??? Is it something a beginner in corals should consider??

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Re: Ricordea Mushrooms?

Post by matt_longview on Fri 04 Feb 2011, 8:02 pm

Rics are very similar in care to the green hairy mushrooms that several of us have. They adapt to a range of lighting, not too much and not too little though, and tank conditions, although they prefer and will grow best in low flow. I would say they are good for a beginner. More difficult than a typical mushroom but its still a mushroom. Price depends on what you want to buy. A regular ric from an individual could run 10 to 15 bucks. But there are different color combinations that you'll have to pay upward of 50 bucks to get.
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Re: Ricordea Mushrooms?

Post by Burgess' on Fri 04 Feb 2011, 8:21 pm

Yeah we are considering this in the near future. Thanks for all the info, if you know of anyone who is selling let me know, we'd like to check it out in person rather than buying online. Is there anything that it doesn't get along with? Got a small frag of xenia that just attached himself and a toadstool.

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Post by BigBlue on Fri 04 Feb 2011, 8:42 pm

The ricordia will get along with anything. They grow right up the side of my toadstools and it doesn't bother them. I will check to see if there is one I can get you in my tank. I will see if I can get you a picture if them also. I don't charge too much. Usually $0.0 or so.
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Re: Ricordea Mushrooms?

Post by Burgess' on Fri 04 Feb 2011, 9:07 pm

Thanks, I'd appreciate it!

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Re: Ricordea Mushrooms?

Post by BigBlue on Sun 06 Feb 2011, 4:13 am

Oops! I posted the picture in the wrong thread earlier. Here it is again.

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Re: Ricordea Mushrooms?

Post by Burgess' on Sun 06 Feb 2011, 12:18 pm

From what I've read the Yuma's are a little harder than the Florida's I was looking for some color in our tank. From reading about them some were saying that the Florida one's supposedly come in more color varieties. Do you have any regular mushrooms that are red, purple, blue, that you are willing to sell?

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Post by BigBlue on Sun 06 Feb 2011, 12:47 pm

I always have a few of the red and purple mushrooms floating around. I usually gather them up and put then in my mushroom basket for when people ask for them. I will see what I can gather up today and get back with ya.
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Re: Ricordea Mushrooms?

Post by Burgess' on Sun 06 Feb 2011, 3:05 pm

Cool thanks

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Post by Win on Sun 06 Feb 2011, 3:24 pm

ive got 2 tricolor, and 1 blue, and 1 green ricordea. they are pretty cool. one of my tricolor is gonna split sooner or later, now it has 2 mouths Smile







i thought i had a pic of the green one, but i cant seem to find it....
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Re: Ricordea Mushrooms?

Post by BigBlue on Mon 07 Feb 2011, 12:00 am

Win - My daughter has some of those ricordia's in her tank. The colors are really awesome.

I am waiting for them to split a little more before I sneak in an steal me a couple of them.

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Post by Daniel1381 on Mon 07 Feb 2011, 12:13 am

Man i love my new green mushroom! Thanks jason
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Re: Ricordea Mushrooms?

Post by BigBlue on Mon 07 Feb 2011, 12:25 am

You gotta post a picture of that mushroom. That is by far the best looking mushroom I have ever seen in my life!!
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Re: Ricordea Mushrooms?

Post by matt_longview on Mon 07 Feb 2011, 12:51 am

Daniel1381 wrote:Man i love my new green mushroom! Thanks jason

I bet it's rediculous under those 22ks!
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Re: Ricordea Mushrooms?

Post by Yuma on Mon 07 Feb 2011, 10:21 am

Daniel1381 wrote:Man i love my new green mushroom! Thanks jason

I've seen it in person, but lets have some pics there Dan... Laughing

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Re: Ricordea Mushrooms?

Post by Yuma on Mon 07 Feb 2011, 10:25 am

Ok, this doesn't really compare to the one Jason/Daniel got this weekend, but here's my big Yuma. For reference, this thing is 4-5 inches across:


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