Common Names: Smooth Seahorse, Yellow Seahorse, Spotted Seahorse
Characteristics: This variety of H. kuda is actually H. taeniopterus as recognized in Australia. CITES does not recognize this species and thus they are listed as H. Kuda. This is a smooth seahorse, with low spines. Often have spots throughout the body. Colors typically range from black to pale yellows to orangish yellows. Colors are not fixed and may change based surroundings, diet, stress, mood or possibly other factors.
Distribution: Western Pacific, Indian Ocean.
Habitat: Commonly found in sea grasses along coastal areas as well as in rocky areas.
Size: Typically 6 to 9 inches. We have seen specimens exceed 10 inches
Sexual Maturity: 4 to 5 months. Fry are pelagic but larger than many pelagic fry including H. reidi.
Minimum Tank Size Recommendations: 18 inches vertical height. 25 to 30 gallons for a pair. 30 to 40 gallons for 2 pairs.
Water Temperature: 69 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit. 20 to 25 degrees Celsius. Ideal temperature in home aquaria is in the low to mid 70′s Fahrenheit
Availability: Currently out of stock.
Shipping: Ships FedEx Priority Overnight
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