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Kuda

« posted: 2 years ago »
Let's see the kuda seahorse owners pictures! Also so we can compare to the unknown seahorse picture and identification request. Someone has to be keeping these lovely seahorses!
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Re: Kuda

« Reply #1 posted: 2 years ago »
My kuda pair from 2004.

1. Courting Pair
2. Pregger Male
3. Resulting Fry
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« Reply #2 posted: 2 years ago »
Thank you Bruce! What species do you think seahorse 1941 has?
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« Reply #3 posted: 2 years ago »
I would say kuda however kuda is variable depending on location. It would seem that scientists still are not sure on whether kuda is a single species or perhaps two or more.

BTW the H.kelloggii was being marketed as kuda around 2006 or so but they are a deep water species and grow to 11 inches.

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« Reply #4 posted: 2 years ago »
What about the Pacific seahorse? Those have made the rounds on the internet. I can't see your kuda cheek spine, but the head shot 1941 included looks like the ones described and pictured on the Pacific.   But am sure kuda  are much more common.
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« Reply #5 posted: 2 years ago »
H. ingens is not common in the hobby. They are similar to H reidi but only occur on the west coast of the Americas.

As I mentioned before kuda are variable. The best way to pinpoint  the species  your fish is to do a ring count on the tail and body. That is one of the keys to seahorse id's. Of course you would have to  have a reference of the kuda counts.

If you could post a clear shot of your entire horse from the side i could do the counts for you and get back to you. it has to include the entire tail though.

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« Reply #6 posted: 2 years ago »
Lol, not mine! Seahorse 1941 but I mentioned the same points as you, and link were they can go through each point. :)
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« Reply #7 posted: 2 years ago »
Oops, sorry I thought you were the original poster of this inquiry. I bad but now I would like to know my self what species seahorse 1941 has.

I am sure my horses were kuda and you asked for kuda pix so at least I got that part right  :)
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« Reply #8 posted: 2 years ago »
There are surprisingly few kuda these days. DanU at Seahorse source has them sometimes. ORA has them from time to time, but I'm not sure if they're breeding or just importing. They seem to be more common in the UK and AU these days though. But I don't know if we have any active aussie members at the moment.
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« Reply #9 posted: 2 years ago »
There are surprisingly few kuda these days. DanU at Seahorse source has them sometimes. ORA has them from time to time, but I'm not sure if they're breeding or just importing. They seem to be more common in the UK and AU these days though. But I don't know if we have any active aussie members at the moment.

These kuda came from ORA and they were bred somewhere else and sold through them. They did well and I had several broods from them.

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« Reply #10 posted: 2 years ago »
Hi, we really don't have anymore kuda people here on the forum??? Or past kuda keepers with pictures??   I thought they were more common??
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« Reply #11 posted: 2 years ago »
Hi, we really don't have anymore kuda people here on the forum??? Or past kuda keepers with pictures??   I thought they were more common??

Besides dwarves and erectus, H. kuda was the most commonly seen species of captive bred seahorse in 2005-6. ORA did eventually breed some of them but the word got out the the kuda imports were net pen raised in the ocean so really not CB at all. Other species were being mixed together with them and it became hard to tell what was what. My friend got two pairs of supposed kuda that turned out to be kelloggii. They did't last long as they arrived with a bacterial infections and even though she was very experienced with horses she could not save them.

Anyway interesting that they are no longer common in the hobby.
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