Scientific Name Hippocampus kuda
Other Name(s) Kuda Seahorse; Estuary Seahorse; Smooth Seahorse; Spotted Seahorse
Care Level Intermediate
Black; tan/sandy; white/creamy with spots; pale yellow with spots; smooth body; no spines; thick snout. Seahorses require specialized care from knowledgeable and experienced fish keepers and are not suitable for novices. Social and best kept in groups in dedicated sea horse only tanks with low currents and assorted, comfortable hitching posts. Wild seahorses are threatened with extinction and perish very quickly in captivity. All captive-bred seahorses are best sourced directly from breeders that never sell wild seahorses.