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 #3813  by odin
 01 Sep 2017 20:29
Those look awesome man and i love the Totoro figures :lol: I just fed mine a few flakes tonight and they all went crazy happy lol.
 #3819  by Beano
 02 Sep 2017 18:56
:lol: I haven't fed mine yet. They seem to be challenging each other over the totoro figurines. They don't seem to be sociable with each other compared to opae ula.
 #3820  by odin
 02 Sep 2017 18:57
This is perfectly normal behaviour for them! They always jump around and act surprised when they meet each other face to face lol.

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 #3825  by Beano
 04 Sep 2017 18:14
I noticed that they occasionally have a mischievous streak. They will occasionally sneak up and poke another lohena who jumps away in shock. And then the perpetrator moves to another lohena to do it again.........really juvenile behavior :sidesmile: I am losing hope that my lohena will ever berry :sidesmile:
 #3828  by odin
 04 Sep 2017 19:13
Don't panic they will become berried in time, I'm more upset that they never release them or get near that stage with the eggs they carry. :cry: :cry: :cry:
 #3829  by Beano
 04 Sep 2017 20:47
Odin, the chap who sold me one of my lohena told me that the lohena eat their young. Once the larva are released, we need to quickly remove the larva to a full seawater marine tank. The problem is how do we react quickly enough to move the larva the moment they pop out of the berried lohena. I am thinking of getting the vossen larva trap once i see a berried lohena.
 #3830  by odin
 04 Sep 2017 21:30
That's very interesting indeed, i do have a fair few that get berried alot but i have never seen anything come of them... i will keep watching them like a hawk when i can! Thanks for the information.
 #3831  by opae ula related
 05 Sep 2017 03:30
Yeah, easier said than done. I never saw larva too. One way is to catch the Alpha when they are berried into a brackish only tank with no rocks, gravel etc. and wait for larva. Even if that is successful done, the other problem of feeding them successfully to mimic the ocean.
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