I recently read about a fish where the male subsumes itself into the female and becomes merely a pair of testes that feed the ovaries or something. Does anyone know anything about this weird fish?
posted by symbioid
on Sep 10, 2008 -
Ever notice the fish tanks with koi carp near the entrance in many Chinese restaurants? A friend told me that they are actually there to indicate (perhaps through the number or type of fish?) whether the restaurant owner has paid up to the local Chinese mafia (triad). Is there any truth to this or is it just another urban legend?
posted by sour cream
on Aug 25, 2008 -
Fathers-Day-Fishing-Outing: Success. Yay! ...but I'm more accustomed to tiny, easily-packable, easily-fryable bluegills, and with the relative freezer space, too. I've got a whole king salmon saved (off-site) for smoking next month, but what do I do with the other eleven pounds? [more inside]
posted by mimi
on Jul 20, 2008 -
What vegetables, fruits, fish and animals would be recommended for a self-sufficient survival farm? [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Jul 7, 2008 -
Given the recent reports about seafood from China that is both bacterio- or viral-contaminated and chemically contaminated, does anyone have info about exactly which fish/shellfish to stay completely away from, especially in restaurants?
posted by yazi
on May 6, 2008 -
I want to set up a 3gal nano reef tank (possible slightly larger, up to 10gal).
I want the system to be as aesthetically pleasing as possible, namely by keeping any equipment out of sight.
Could I just drill two holes in the tank, and use a powerful external canister filter, to filter the water and provide water movement? Or is a seperate powerhead necessary?
In addition, is there an external way of heating the water, without the use of a sump?
Thanks a lot.
posted by BritishGas
on Apr 20, 2008 -
I just rescued a couple of fancy goldfish, and I could use some advice on how to properly care for them. Is it normal for them to rest on the bottom of the tank? How much should I feed them? [more inside]
posted by team lowkey
on Apr 18, 2008 -
Please help me identify a fish that washed up on a Pacific Ocean beach in Oregon. [more inside]
posted by efalk
on Apr 17, 2008 -
I found a very small (live) worm in my cod dinner. This cod was line caught on Saturday in New Hampshire's Atlantic. It was given to me by the fisherman. It spent 3 days in the fridge. I had baked the fish for 13 minutes at 400 degrees. It was white and flakey. As I was eating (after I had eaten over half), I noticed a circular thing, about 1/2 cm in diameter, which looked odd. I poked at it with my fork where I noticed it was alive. It was very thin and about an inch long. Am I going to die? Is there anything to do? [more inside]
posted by beachhead2
on Apr 9, 2008 -
Any fishkeepers able to give me a definitive answer to how much formalin I need to put in my fish tank to try and cure a case of white spot (Ich)? [more inside]
posted by aqueousdan
on Mar 27, 2008 -
Why are St. Lawrence River/Great Lakes fish from upstate New York unavailable in New York City? [more inside]
posted by ROTFL
on Feb 14, 2008 -
How do I add alkalinity (i.e., buffering capacity) to my 6 gal. freshwater aquarium using something cheap, like baking soda? [more inside]
posted by chinston
on Feb 5, 2008 -
I want to get a small aquarium. What are the types of fish that are the cheapest and easiest -- read: low maintenance -- to take care of in terms of feeding, changing the water, etc, but at the same time, are pretty to look at? Any additional advice on tanks/filters is welcome too.
posted by bondgirl53001
on Jan 23, 2008 -
Looking for a spatula that can pick up and flip food, especially fish. These were on infomercials for a while... [more inside]
posted by shwynn2
on Dec 12, 2007 -
I'm thinking of buying a used saltwater aquarium, with fish included. What am I getting myself into that I should be aware of? What should I read to prepare myself for routine maintenance? [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw
on Nov 12, 2007 -
(Two part question: part 1 – help me find a reference, part 2 – am I crazy?)
I know I have read somewhere that on rare occasions fish and frogs can be dragged from their watery residences by waterspouts and deposited miles away. There are many references on the web referring to this type of phenomena, but there is a particularly extreme example which I seek… [more inside]
posted by kmadd
on Aug 13, 2007 -
How do I make aquarium cleaning and water changes effortless? I'm interested in longer setups for each task that will make possible a graceful execution of the entire process. [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo
on Jul 31, 2007 -
Is there any way to acquire a taste for seafood after a lifetime of total disgust? Why is this distaste for seafood something I can't seem to get over? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains
on Apr 3, 2007 -
I want to go fishing. You know, the kind where you stand around in a river with a floppy hat. I want this to be my hobby. [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Feb 28, 2007 -
What's the best seasoning for baking a salmon fillet in the oven? My girlfriend's making it for dinner, and I'm advising. Since this is dinner, quick responses would be appreciated. Thanks!
posted by potch
on Feb 22, 2007 -
What happened to 38 koi fish? Were they fishnapped or murdered? [more inside]
posted by clh
on Jan 30, 2007 -
I need a recommendation for a freshwater aquarium fish that meets certain criteria. [more inside]
posted by xo
on Jan 10, 2007 -