Fish newbie here. Tell me what to eat. [more inside]
Beta Fish Question. My daughter just got a new Beta fish. The first in over a year since Swaba #3 died. My wife took the latest fish and put it a glass vase that is about 8 inches square and 2 feet high. He mostly sits on the bottom as beta fish seem to do. I told my wife that 2 feet is a long way to swim to eat and that he might require a gulp of air every once in a while. Does anyone here think that 2 feet is too far to swim for a beta and that his days are numbered, more so than usual, in his tower of glass.
Chefs of MeFi - Why are our fish dishes coming out dry? [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]
The best broiled/baked fish recipes, please. [more inside]
How can you tell where water came from? Lets say I give you a bucket of water taken from a local water source (river, lake, etc). There's some plants and maybe a fish in it as well. What could you tell me about where this water came from, could you pinpoint which body it came from, and how would you come to this conclusion? [more inside]
Recipes for Krab with a K, also known as "fake crab" or "surimi." Preferably not sushi rolls. [more inside]
What kind of fish is this? [more inside]
What is the best UK cookbook for fish and seafood? [more inside]
Feeling disenchanted with tuna salad, but want to keep eating fish for lunch every day. What are you best suggestions for easy, portable lunches that feature fish as a prominent ingredient? These need to be fully assembled before work and need to either taste good cold (ideal) or reheat in a microwave really well.
I seasoned my new cast-iron skillet! Now I need some recipes for fish to pan-sear or otherwise cook in my cast-iron skillet (stovetop or oven). I've got fish to fry, people! [more inside]
I'd like to learn how to cook fish well. In particular, I'd like to tackle classic fish dishes from different countries and try a variety of different preparation techniques. What are some well know regional dishes I should try? [more inside]
I am wondering if there is any risk to a betta fish at all of adding some food coloring to his water? We have been pulling minor pranks on a coworker and many on Fridays have revolved around a fish and I am thinking adding a couple of drops to make a light tinge to the water would be good if it posed no risk to the fish. Everything I've googled looks like it is fine, but really trying to cover my bases in advance.
What techniques can I use to get close to the fish in the creek behind my home (for the purpose of getting underwater photographs)? [more inside]
What kinds of fish cannot be farmed? What kinds of fish are antibiotic free? [more inside]
Is water from a condenser tumble dryer safe to use in a fish tank? [more inside]
The fish I bought at the grocery store yesterday came out of the fridge with inflated plastic wrap. [more inside]
How to travel across country with a betta fish...? [more inside]
"Fish I like: Cod, Salmon, Whales". Can anyone identify this comic monologue about fish for me? Probably from 1980s England. Much longer excerpt inside. [more inside]
I want a crockpot recipe I can make overnight that tastes like Bahama Breeze's "Bahamian Seafood Chowder" [more inside]
What can I do about my tetras' chronic fin rot? [more inside]
Asking for a friend - can anyone tell me exactly what type of jellyfish this is?
How do I cook half a (dead, frozen) fish? [more inside]
Feeding the Family Challenge! What to do with one single piece of perch & 3 hungry mouths? [more inside]
I have some tuna steaks, and I'd like to cook it up. I won't be eating it sashimi-style or raw. I'm already familiar with the sear-and-serve method of preparation; are there any other creative ways for me to cook this tuna? [more inside]
My Christmas present of a betta fish just died. What did I do wrong? [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]
Best fish for beginner with no more than 20 gallons of space! [more inside]
How do I maintain a fish pond in freezing weather? [more inside]
What simple, tasty things can I make with a large quantity of canned salmon that I bought at CostCo in a moment of fishy overenthusiasm?
I need a fish course for the middle of a 2+-hour holiday dinner. Please recommend delicious fish or seafood recipes that can be prepped a few hours ahead of time, and that don't require much fussing right before serving? [more inside]
I really, really like fish, but I've been scared off of it for years due to the mercury, PCBs, et al that seem to be present in every fish nowadays, both wild and farmed. Are there still non-polluted/toxic fish to eat? Are there any fish species - or even particular runs or farms or "brands" - that are just, you know, clean? [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]
What is the best way to clean an aquarium without getting a mouthful of water? [more inside]
What's your secret to a good fish pie? And what's a good white wine to go with it? [more inside]
Where can I find information about local substitutes for fish varieties from other countries? [more inside]
I defrosted farmer's market catfish in the refrigerator 48 hours ago. It's still sitting in the fridge now. You know what's coming, don't you? Is it safe to eat?
What freshwater fish options do I have for a 5 gallon tank? [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]
Is it safe to each my ceviche yet? [more inside]
I know I'm going to barbecue some fish. I don't really know what fish or how. Any ideas? [more inside]
I've been vegetarian for 10 years, but I think it's time to make the switch to pescetarian. I need some help with the details. [more inside]
Sushi supplies at or near Kitty Hawk, NC. Also, best seafood market? [more inside]
Sarcastic Fringehead - how did it get its name? [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]