Biota Green Yuma Mushroom
Like most other mushroom anemones, yuma mushrooms (Ricordia sp.) are relatively hardy and require minimal care. However, yumas certainly stand out for their bubbly surface texture and sometimes large size. These green yuma mushrooms from Biota present a great opportunity to acquire a guaranteed captive-cultivated Ricordia of a nice strain at a great price. These single-polyp specimens are an especially good choice for beginning reef keepers who wish to try out their system with tough varieties for a while before moving on to more expensive or delicate strains. With their neon green glow over a blue-green base color, these yumas certainly do not look like a “beginner” mushroom!
These are semi-aggressive mushrooms that are sometimes labeled as “not reef-safe” on account of their ability to grow/reproduce rapidly and outcompete neighboring corals for space. They are best placed near the bottom (especially in brightly lit tanks) in an area with plenty of area to spread out such as a flat rock over the sand bed.
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Size and Care Requirements
- Purchase Size: ~1″ (length)
- Max Size: >3″
- Water Parameters: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.2-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
- Color: Green
- Reef-Safe: Yes, with caution
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
Biota Green Yuma Mushroom Species Information
Ricordia spp. mushroom anemones occur in many tropical coral reef environments. They prefer a rocky substrate, subdued illumination and reduced water flow. They reproduce primarily via pedal laceration and under ideal conditions may proliferate rapidly.
The Benefits of Farmed Biota Green Yumas
Captive-bred livestock offers a huge advantage over wild-caught specimens. Most importantly, it tends to be more disease resistant, harbors fewer pests and is better able to handle shipping/acclimation stress! By purchasing captive-bred mushroom anemones, you support the aquaculture of marine organisms and help to make our hobby more sustainable.
100% Alive on Arrival (AoA) Guarantee
We guarantee that every Biota green yuma mushroom we sell will be Alive On Arrival and in good health. Should it arrive in any other state, we will replace it free of charge (including shipping). If the total livestock loss is less than $40, we will issue store credit. For more information, please also visit our 100% Alive On Arrival Guarantee page.