I just got 3 ricordia red and 3 ricordia orange mushrooms. If you know anything about these you know they are very expensive. I do not want to take any chances with these so I am asking for help. According to liveaquaria they need high light so I placed them approx I in approx 20 inches of water under a 250w MH
sun replicator pendant. Will this be OK?
Any help would be appreciated.
Liveaquaria's description and link is below.
The Pacific Red/Orange Ricordea is a member of the order Corallimorpharia (Stephenson, 1937), and has short, club, or berry-shaped tentacles. It shares some similarities to stony corals, and is also termed a Disc Anemone. It is found in a variety of color forms, but this type is an amazing vivid red/orange coloration. This type of mushroom is highly prized by the avid collector and makes a vibrant addition to the reef aquarium. Collected in small numbers, this coral is in very high demand by the discriminating reef aquarist.
It requires a medium to high light level, but metal halide lighting may be too bright, so when using halides, place the coral at the bottom of the aquarium. It prefers a low water movement within the aquarium. It is considered semi-aggressive and requires adequate space between itself and other corals. It reproduces by longitudinal fission.
The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae hosted within it provide the majority of its nutritional requirements from the light driven process of photosynthesis. It also eats plankton and smaller invertebrates such as crustaceans.