After being unavailable for a few years one year, we’ve just come to learn that Haitian live rock and Ricordea rock will once again be available to the U.S. aquarium trade. Caribbean live rock from Haiti usually originates from elkhorn skeletons which are dense but flat like the Tonga shelf rock or from lettuce coral (Agaricia) which is leafy yet light and unlike any other Pacific Ocean live rock. There have already been a few boxes of Haitian rock shipped out but we’re told that so far the rock has been of the lettuce coral variety. How about some Ricordea rock?Â Pending a few more bureaucratic obstacles the Ricordea rock has not yet started to ship but hopefully it will drive down the price of single Ricordea polyps once it is again widely available. It’s one thing to piece-meal all different R. florida color variations together but there is something to be said for just buying a nice little Ricordea colony. Legitimate marinelife dealers interested in getting in on the Haitian rock and Ricordea action should contact D.R. Imports.