Beano wrote:Is he familiar with the lohena larvae lifecycle? Besides the food what salinity enables their survival?
Btw, I accidentally put a young lohena in my Opae ula tank in Nov 2019 thinking it was a Opae ula and it is still alive and grown up. I never really feed that tank so it must be eating Opae ula larvae. I could never catch it when I see it occasionally.
I really couldn’t distinguish between a young lohena ( smaller than normal Opae ula ) and a Opae ula at that time.
So my assumption is that they can come back to the pools really young. My best estimate of the size I mistakenly put in the Opae ula tank was 6 to 7mm.
Why wouldn't the Opae Ula share his food? Because he was a little shellfish