Fascination of the uniqueness and color
We were captured by the uniqueness, color-splendor and
variety of the Ricordeas. Our biggest desire was to have
these animals for our aquarium - the most exceptional animals
of the sea! We began to have thought about an independent
diving-team, an own farm and the way our step to build
up our own business.
These thoughts meant more than an idea
to us and were were strongly motivated to make these
for passionate sea-water-hobbyists all over Europe! Wouldn´t
it be a unique enrichment to have these exceptional and
appealing animals available on the European market? And,
moreover, to support the environment and species-protection
with it all as well?
Nature as main actress
Nature plays the leading role and we care
about it! We never would advocate the depletion of nature
and decline illegal imports and exports. We learned about
the farm of the Ricordeas and we visited the very special
place in Florida: a Ricordea-farm in the Atlantic Ocean.
We met the people and became familiar to their work and
fell in love with it. Their know-how, sensitivity and the
team's experience and knowledge guarantee that their work
is done with the utmost diligence and consideration without
any damage to nature.
As supporters and passionate friends of the oceans and
its wildlife as well as the fascination of the uniqueness
and beauty of the Ricordeas, nature and the protection
of its species we are dedicated to the conservation and
increase of this unique species.
What does Ricordea-Farm mean?
Our farm lies in the Atlantic.
Licensed extraction of the Ricordeas creates free settlement-substratum.
increase of the Ricordeas is started in a natural way,
by cautious harvesting of the animals. The anemones are
sent directly to Düsseldorf and find shelter in our
tank especially conceived for it.
Since the export of living rock is
absolutely forbidden with regard to CITES-certification,
the anemones are sent
without any rock. It is our task to allow the animals on
a suitable rock and to raise them. Since the Ricordeas
shrink during the transportation because of the lack of
light and stress, they need best conditions after their
arrival and fully recover in our farm in Düsseldorf.
We sell selected polyps to other businesses and increase
the quantity of polyps in our tank, so that we contribute
to the protection of those species by breeding and increasing
the number of polyps.
We hope to access passionate hobbyists to infect them
with the love of Ricordea florida-anemones and to give
a new impulse to sea-water-aquariums in Europe.
A gaze in our gallery convinces even sceptics and causes
enthusiasm for these animals, which could be in your aquarium
at home soon.