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Old 01/01/2008, 07:35 PM
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Ricordea problem.

I bought a few polyps of zoa's a while back and they are beginning to spread across the rock i have them on but recently a Ricordea began to grow out of the same rock and has begun to grow large enough to push against the zoa's and even cover a polyp or two. Is there anyway of removing the ric from the rock, and not kill it? I was told that I could just cut it off at the base but wouldn't the ric just grow back from the base? I cant break the rock either because it is at the bottom of a pile.
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Old 01/01/2008, 07:41 PM
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Can you post a pic? Are you sure it's a ric?
If it is indeed a shroom, try high flow to irritate the shroom. It may detach but may leave tissues that will grow into another shroom (or may not).
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Old 01/01/2008, 10:29 PM
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Im pretty sure its a Ricordea. I'll try and get some increased flow towards it. Has anyone ever tried to cover one up or block it from getting light to get it to detach?
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Old 01/02/2008, 08:30 PM
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Yea that's Ricoridea floridia. I don't think blocking it from light will be as effective as pointing a powerhead directly at it. Or you can use your fingernail to peel it off the rock, trying to get as much as you can. It could leave a little bit there to regrow but you could do the same thing to get little new ones off.

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Old 01/04/2008, 05:50 PM
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Might be easier to to move the zoa then the ric.....That;s what I would do but that's me....
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Old 01/04/2008, 06:51 PM
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Might also be best to let them "duke it out" and let the zoas move. They will move on their own.
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Old 01/04/2008, 06:58 PM
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Now that I look at your picture again, I am sure I have those exact paly/zoas with ricordea and yes, the palys/zoas will move . Very slowly,but they will move to where they wont be bothered. I have noticed with mine that they dont seem to mind cohabittating on the same patch of rock at all. I would leave them alone.
 

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