Ricordea fall into 2 types of soft corals. The first is Ricordea Florida which as indicated by its name is found in the Caribbean waters around the state of Florida. Ricordea Yuma is a deeper water ricordea, which is found in Indonesian waters as well as Australia, China and Japan.
Aside from the geographical differences, this genus is different in many ways. As a fore mentioned, Ricordea Yuma is a low light coral, the color variation is very extreme and the nodules of the coral body extend all the way onto the oral cavity of the coral. Ricordea Florida comes in 3 variations, with slight variations of color. The nodules on the Ricordea Florida stop prior to the oral cavity. Ricordea Florida is a high light coral which thrives in the aquarium. Ricordea Florida is an easy beginner coral.
The most popular Ricordea Florida is the . With its 3 unique color paterns of bright orange, blue and purple, this easy coral will please most any hobbyist.