The fact that the Silver King Tarpon is not acceptable for human consumption makes up most of the studies on this fish about preservation. Such studies have resulted in interesting data that help us better know the fish.
For example, it lays its eggs at high sea level so that during hatching the larvae can go near estuaries and mangrove swamps where they can be in areas without oxygen. That way, they can feel safe from predators and can develop up to 3 or 4 years of age, which is the time when they begin eating other fish, crabs, shrimp, and worms.
When the Atlantic Tarpon reaches the age of 8, it’s considered to be in its adult phase and ready to undergo great The medium temperature for this fish is around 23.8 degrees Celsius 75 Fahrenheit. The fish avoid areas where water is cooler and tend to go near the coast.
Another interesting characteristic is thatMegalops can breathe air. Up until now, it was mistakenly known that they would emerge from the water to breathe air whenever they were in rivers with less oxygen.
Megalops atlanticus moves in a very specific way before mating. This movement, in which they move in circles, has been called “Daisy-chaining”. Many fishermen believe that it is the moment when the females release their eggs to be fertilized by males.
It is hard to know because when this happens, there are hardly any larvae left neither on the mating location nor near it others say their migrations seemingly are only limited by water temperature because Atlantic Tarpons prefer water temperatures of 72 to 82 °F; below 60 °F they become inactive, and temperatures under 40 °F can be lethal. However, scientists and experts do not fully agree with this hypothesis.
Because of this, it is still considered a mystery, but the Silver King Tarpon spawns in the deep sea.