The āhole fish (Kuhlia sandvicensis) is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. It is a small but delicious fish, growing to an average size of 12 inches. The name āhole refers to the adult stage of the fish and āholehole to the young stage. Like some of the other Hawaiian fish that are good eating, āhole like brackish water, especially in their juvenile stage. Also called puaʻa kai (sea pig), āhole could be used in ceremony as a substitute for a pig. One of the meanings of āhole is to fidget or to be restless, thus āhole was commonly used in hana aloha (love magic). Kānekololou was a god often petitioned in hana aloha for his ability to loulou, or hook people together.
He aha ka iʻa e Kānekololou? What is the fish, o Kānekololou?