ORA is presently offering an Indo-Pacific species of seahorse known as Hippocampus kuda. There is some debate as to the classification of seahorses and H. kuda may represent more than one type. This species can range in color from black to yellow and orange. The may also be black with silver bars or other markings on the body. Yellow Kudas are a slender-bodied seahorse, and live in shallow grass flats, lagoons, and bays.

ORA Yellow Kudas are selectively bred to display the yellow color form. They are much less likely to change color, although under certain conditions they may darken. They usually are between 2.5” and 3.5” and will reach a maximum size of about 6”.

In order to maintain coloration, we suggest keeping them in bright lighting with brightly colored objects that they may use as hitches.