Ricordia growing like weeds..

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  1. chris adams

    chris adams Purple Tang

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    My Ricordia are growing out of control/splitting and taking up too much space and starting to cover other corals.

    Does anyone have experience getting Ricordia to detach from rocks?
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    They are not going to detach. If you want to frag them your going to have to put some rubble or frags/plugs next to them and let them grow and then cut them. Or remove rock and cut them off. I have had them detach when unhappy from too much flow or lighting.

    Such a bummer having too many Ricordia, I feel your pain. Let see an image please.
     
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    chris adams Purple Tang

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    damn Corailline that is not what I wanted to hear. I will have to snap some pics after dinner.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well I suppose you could treat them like pest anemones and kalk them or zap them but that seems extreme.
     
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    I would rather keep them than kill them. May have to get creative with frag plugs like you suggested.
     
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    chris adams Purple Tang

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    couple pic. Started out as 1 of each.

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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah those are very nice. If it were me I would be tempted to relocate the other corals, but you have a lot of nice encrusted pieces growing there. Do you feed them, what lighting are they under? TIA
     
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    chris adams Purple Tang

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    I have a reefradiance evergrow it2040 led programmable unit.

    We have a pretty steady weekly routine.. We use Fuel by aquavitro, zooplanktos-S from Brightwell, rods, Chaete Treat "Formula 53"™ a bacterioplankton / polychaete diet This formula is perfect for use in feeding SPS and soft corals, gorgonians, clams, scallops and other filter-feeders that primarily rely on small particulate.

    We generally do feedings 3 or 4 days a week however 1 day we will do the fuel, next day the zoo etc etc.. We do not just feed everything at 1 time.

    also small brine and mysis which the Rics seem to enjoy if the clowns let them keep it ha ha
     
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    Chris, I have the same problem. My ricordia have gotten invasive. I remove them with a razor/exacto knife and frag them out. It's crazy how you start with a few little ones and they explode.
     
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    Top right corner is where I keep the ricordia rock. 20141130_155007.jpg
     
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