Have larvae traveled to fuge?

Have larvae traveled to fuge?

Postby Tabatha » Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:33 pm

I was just wondering if anyone has had larvae travel to their fuge unintentionally, and grow out? It seems possible if you don't have a screen on your intakes. Has this ever happened?
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Postby "Umm, fish?" » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:48 pm

I've had Banggais grow-out in the same tank with their parents and I've heard of them growing up in overflows, so I would assume they could make the journey. I doubt it with many other species, though.
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Postby mpedersen » Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:04 am

Again, I've heard about this happening with Baby Banggais at Old Orchard Aquarium (one of my LFS). The reason such a thing could happen with Banggais but probably wouldn't is imply that Banggais are one of the few marine fish that feature direct development (no pelagic larval phase)...so they're juveniles by the time they are released, and can immediately start eating things like copepods.
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