I've been hearing a lot of interesting stuff lately about kelp/seaweed farming, which often incorporates oysters, mussels, etc. Is a practical analogue for freshwater ecosystems possible? [more inside]
DialMforMara and Canageek were at the grocery store yesterday, and the fishmonger managed to talk us into getting a side of salmon and trying a soy sauce recipe he recommended. We kept it in the fridge overnight, and then went to start cooking it, and realized that Canageek has only ever pan-fried fish before, and Mara has never cooked fish at all. Advice for oven temperature, cooking time and procedure would be appreciated. [more inside]
I'm looking for the best fish market that has good quality and low prices in Boston Ma.? I want to buy and cut up salmon and freeze in portions.
Purchase of a cheap mask & snorkel has shown me that the surf zone of east coast beaches is an ecosystem chick full of crabs & fish & more- totally amazing! Within 2 feet of shore (in surf, not in tide pools) we recently found tiny puffer fish, pipefish & one mystery fish - what is this fish? pic 1 pic 2 (Found all over beaches of Martha's Vineyard. It's about 3 inches long, has wing-like fins that it uses to scoot along the sandy bottom. Some were all light brown, some had a lot more white. Pics look weird as the fish is inside an old 2 liter soda bottle.)
Need help finding the right temperature for a Betta fish in a 5 gallon aquarium [more inside]
What is the easiest, most humane, and least gross way to kill dying fish in our office fish tank? [more inside]
Can sardines get smaller fish growing inside them? [more inside]
I'm curious as to some of your favorite fishing spots, whether they are local or they were part of a fishing trip. [more inside]
Is there anywhere I can find pickled/preserved fish in Philadelphia? West Philadelphia and Center City down to Washington Ave preferred. I'm looking for stuff in jars that I can keep in the fridge. Specific store names/vendors would be very helpful. My stomach thanks you!
Best aquarium option available on Amazon? [more inside]
We want to be great at fish and seafood dishes. The last question was on UK cookbooks, and the US fish books don't match the fish we have available in Singapore - pomfret and snakehead for example. I'd prefer a cookbook with lots of photographs that focuses on skills rather than specific recipes. An iPad app would be fine too.
One of my bestest friends ever has completed several years of an insane schedule of schooling + two jobs to earn a Masters and is now moving on to a residency far far away. My wife and I had our schedule open up, and we're now hosting a last minute dinner on Tuesday. Help me plan the most over-the-top meal possible in less than 48 hours. [more inside]
I just opened a brand-new tube of anchovy paste to make salad dressing, and when I punctured the seal on the tube, it started to spout anchovy paste, as if the whole thing had been under pressure. It smells and looks fine, but emerged with surprising and alarming velocity. [more inside]
For a science report, my son intends to write about the fish in his (freshwater) acquarium. Only, he doesn't remember their scientific names. Help him out? I'll list them by the nicknames he uses (translated from the Italian): Hatchet, Bee, Rope, Glass, Cleaner (underbelly), Leopard, Needle, Black Cat. Thanks!
Recently I was talking to someone about health related issues and she mentioned that she took fish oil ending with the broad statement that it helps with about everything. I have read over the years about how fish oil helps with menopause (which I'm beginning) and ADHD (which I have) and just about every kind of condition known. I saw a previous mefi about the inefficacy for fish oil on depression but wondered how it relates to other conditions. Googling shows all sorts of results, both positive and negative and as I am not medically inclined I'm wondering if there is any benefit to it or is better to steer clear? Anecdotal evidence too please.
I remember reading or hearing a contemporary poem that had a line about looking over silver glittery fish at a market, and thinking that they were all identical. The poem was intellectual rather than emotional or visual. A comparison was made to how humans are individuals, but fish (and by extension, categorical things) are just examples of an idea. This was the kind of thing I might have come across through NPR or the New Yorker - not obscure or anything. [more inside]
Kippers, anchovies, sardines... hook me up with a barrel of snacking fishes! [more inside]
Betta filter: I just bought my betta a new tank and have some water/food questions. [more inside]
Work in my office has ground to a halt over this question about the physics of fish in space. [more inside]
What was this weird up-side-down swimming fish in miami? Possibly a 'cleaner fish'? [more inside]
I need advice on cleaning a seasoned cast iron skillet: how to remove lingering odor without damaging the pan. [more inside]
I have a very broad question about the expected collapse of the ocean biome, and a bunch of related detail questions. [more inside]
Please tell me the minimum set of things I need to buy if I want to catch a fish in a reservoir in Wisconsin? [more inside]
Mollies in quart-sized tupperware--what can I do so they're ok overnight? [more inside]
Is it possible to be allergic to just one specific type of fish? Is this even an allergic reaction? NSFLunch details inside. [more inside]
Yay or nay? Ceviche made with previously frozen fish. [more inside]
I just ordered some wild Alaskan salmon online, partially in hopes of being able to prepare sushi for myself at home. But the fish feels a little spongy when I eat it raw after defrosting it. Is this because of how long it's been frozen? Is there any way to revitalize fish that has been frozen for a period of months? [more inside]
Is water from a condenser tumble dryer safe to use in a fish tank? [more inside]
How to travel across country with a betta fish...? [more inside]
Feeding the Family Challenge! What to do with one single piece of perch & 3 hungry mouths? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a Japanese restaurant with equally strong sushi and non-sushi menus for a sushi first-timer?
NYC-foodie-filter: A friend of mine wants to try sushi for the very first time. The game plan is to order a couple of pieces as an appetizer and either proceed to a full entree if she enjoys it or bail and order something different if it turns out that raw fish is not to her liking. Can anyone recommend a Japanese restaurant with equally strong sushi and non-sushi menus for this culinary adventure? I'd prefer a place in Manhattan or Queens, easily accessible from Midtown Manhattan and reasonably priced. Not too fancy. [more inside]
What vitamin/nourishment consequences do I need to understand about my recent shift from all-around meat-eater to "pescatarian"? [more inside]
FishFilter: I need a reliable heater for my 1 gallon bowl. I have a betta I'd like to keep warm this winter, but her water always seems to be too cold. I bought one of these Hydor Minis a while ago, but it doesn't keep the water at a stable temperature. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Cooking Latakia style fish fillets...where to get aleppo pepper in Boston? [more inside]
Where can I find information about local substitutes for fish varieties from other countries? [more inside]
I baked a cake yesterday. I put a shark on top. The shark looks familiar, like he's a character from something, but since any resemblance was accidental I can't place him. Please look at it and tell me what he's from. [more inside]
I'm looking for a site or gallery of preserved fish/vertebrate specimens where the tissue was stained transparent but the skeletons were stained all sorts of exciting colors. I want to say the source was a Japanese website, and it was passed around the internet relatively recently. I can't recall if I found it on MeFi or on Google Reader, but it was somewhat popular. Help me out hive mind.
Mrs Supercres just switched from vegetarian to pescetarian (which she already asked about). And I'm a fish-cooking neophyte. Now that the initial shock / honeymoon is over, help us integrate fish and shellfish into our weekday dinners cheaply and conveniently. [more inside]
Typically, how often does a person in Japan eat raw fish? [more inside]
What's the deal with skin-on UK fish fillets versus skin-off Everywhere Else fish fillets? [more inside]
Am I wrong to be annoyed? My girlfriend used my best wire strainer to rinse fish poop out of the gravel. [more inside]
Can anyone identify the origin of this illustration of a chicken with a fish tied to its back? [more inside]
[AquariumFilter] I have a Magnum H.O.T. filter on a 29g freshwater tank and I am considering changing to a Penguin Emperor 400. Is this a wise move? Do I have to run them in parallel? (and another weird question about inhabitants) [more inside]
What is this spiky fish carcass? [more inside]
It's green, it grows, it tastes like fish. What is it and what can I do with it? [more inside]
What size tank and type of fish are best for a beginner with a ~20 tank size limit? I'd like something that isn't too time-consuming. [more inside]
What kind of pet should I get? [more inside]
Do kids still collect and sell earthworms for fish bait? [more inside]
What is the best fish cookbook for the beginner?
Should vegetarians eat fish? How about shrimp? Mollusks? [more inside]
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