LIGHTING: MODERATE / LOW. With adequate lighting, the skirt and the foot of the stricture rest on the rock or substrate where it is established, in case of obtaining insufficient light, the skirt expands and the foot is stretched to allow to capture more light.
CURRENT / FLOW: MODERATE / LOW.
FEEDING: Mainly PHOTOSYNTHETIC, that is to say they feed thanks to light, although they are also able to feed on ZOOPLACTON and suckling pigs that can catch with their tentacles. The ricordeas are not aggressive anemones.
REPRODUCTION: It can be reproduced asexually in three ways: dividing the polyp by the middle of its mouth and generating a clone, which is called division or fission; And, releasing particles, from the pedal disc or other parts of the animal, that will evolve to a new animal, which is called reproduction by laceration and budding. In sexual reproduction, they produce a swimming plânula6 larva that, once on the seabed, develops a pedal disc, adheres and grows until forming a new Ricordea. (Source: Wikipedia)
HABITAT: They inhabit the interior of reefs, generally in shallow waters. In the substrate of rocky surfaces and in areas of moderate to strong currents. She is alone or in small groups. It is distributed in tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific Ocean. Not coinciding with the distribution of the other species of the genus, Ricordea florida, which is only distributed in the Atlantic. (Source: Wikipedia)