Scientific Name: Hippocampus Kuda
Ease of Care: Moderate
Approximate Arrival Size: 3 to 6 inches
Approximate Full Size: 12 inches
Recommended Aquarium Size: 50+ Gallons
Reef Safe: Yes
(Hippocampus Kuda) is huge by the standard of the most commonly seen seahorses. This incredible animal is tank bred and raised, and will reach a maximum size of approximately 12 inches tall when full grown. It is very important to provide a tank that is not only tall enough but also wide enough to provide enough space for the seahorse to move around comfortably. A minimum tank size of 55 gallons is recommended for the Kuda seahorses, for up to two. Seahorses are slow moving and peaceful animals that should only be kept with others of their own kind or with other peaceful animals. Tank mates such as Pipefish are ideal, but faster moving fish such as tangs and angels should be avoided. Some type of branchy decoration should be provided in the tank for the seahorse to latch on to with its tail so that it can be comfortable. These tank raised Kuda seahorses are used to feeding on frozen Mysis shrimp as well as some brine shrimp. Brine shrimp should be considered a treat, whereas the Mysis shrimp should be considered the daily food.
Approximate arrival size: 3 to 6 inches