Can anyone share their experiences of working in the Alaskan fishing industry (commercial not sport), either harvesting or processing? Did you have a blast or wish you were dead? Make loads of cash or left with nothing? [more inside]
posted by visit beautiful mount weather!
on May 12, 2006 -
I cannot stop my fish tank from turning cloudy. Please help, I've included some pictures inside. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Mar 28, 2006 -
Votes for best fish tacos in Austin, TX? (preferably grilled fish, not deep-fried).
posted by nancoix
on Feb 20, 2006 -
I'd love to add more fish to my diet. But I can't afford salmon or tuna steaks or swordfish or any of that yuppie crap.
I happen to live near a decent fish market. They sell all kinds of cheaper fish: spots and chubbs and mackerels and whatnot. Tell me about those
. How do I pick 'em? How do I cook 'em? Which ones are the tastiest? Which are the best bargain?
posted by nebulawindphone
on Jan 16, 2006 -
Any ideas for a sauce (or gravy) that would go well with both turkey and fish? [more inside]
posted by ontic
on Nov 22, 2005 -
Should I stop being vegetarian (Well, pescaterian, really)? Arguments for or against welcome. [more inside]
posted by anonymoose
on Nov 5, 2005 -
Fact or fiction : All (or most) NYC restaurants get their fish deliveries on the same day every week. [more inside]
posted by afroblanca
on Oct 16, 2005 -
Another fish question: what cheap chemical can I add to my tank to raise the PH? Its a big tank, and those little bottles from Petland are getting expensive.
posted by StickyCarpet
on Oct 5, 2005 -
What's wrong with my fish?
I have a small orange fish. Not a goldfish, not a platy, but more than likely closely related to a platy. He normally has a narrow body, but for the past two days he's been very fat, his fins are "ruffled", and he's stressed, and hanging out at the bottom of the tank. I believe that he recently became a daddy and possibly feasted on his progeny. [more inside]
posted by duck
on Oct 2, 2005 -
Can/do fish species and bird species interbreed? Not fish-and-bird together, just to be clear. I'm not insane, thanks very much. :) [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70
on Sep 10, 2005 -
My roommate got a goldfish as a prize from some stupid on-campus contest and is keeping it in a bowl and not taking good care of it. I want to help it but I don't have the money to fork out for a tank or anything like that, so what can I do with it?
posted by invitapriore
on Sep 4, 2005 -
We have a freshwater fish tank community of tetras, catfish, gouramis and loaches. The loaches are the most dynamic and entertaining addition to our tank, but the clown loaches disappeared last weekend! I found them last night all bunched up in the top of a hollow fake rock. They haven't been around much for the past week, and I'm worried that they are depressed or ill! None have died as far as I know, but they don't come out much. Should I evacuate them from their garage, or let them be? If evacuation is the answer, what would be the best way to do so?
(From mimi's handsome metafilter-less spouse)
posted by mimi
on Aug 31, 2005 -
Where do I get the best sushi-quality fish in Los Angeles (In large chunks)? [more inside]
posted by sirion
on Aug 18, 2005 -
How do I cook salmon on a cedar plank in the oven? I've googled, but there doesn't seem to be a consensus on whether to soak the plank in water or brush it with olive oil (or both), whether to oil before or after preheating, and so on. What's worked or not worked for you?
posted by nyxie
on Aug 11, 2005 -
Earlier this week, the last of my original fish died. It was a black skirt tetra
, which is a fairly common aquarium fish. I have not, however, been able to find out how long they usually live, either on the Intarweb, Innes book, etc. [more inside]
posted by Captain_Tenille
on Jul 1, 2005 -
This weekend I intend to construct a Custom Corrugated Vapor Colloid Applicator
to smoke some fish. Now I've seen Alton Brown do this on my DVD of the show a dozen times, but I'm still a bit iffy about 1) not burning the house down 2) creating something non-food poisonalicious and 3) getting it done in time for a BBQ on Sunday. Any MeFi homemade smoker veterans have any tips for a beginner?
posted by robocop is bleeding
on Jun 30, 2005 -
Fly-Fishing Filter: BOO YA it's bass season in NY. I need an instructional DVD for beginners. What's the absolute best, most essential Fly Fishing Instructional DVD for beginners? [more inside]
posted by spicynuts
on Jun 22, 2005 -
What's the best way to squeeze water out of a can of fish (i.e. tuna or salmon)? I've tried removing the lid and pressing it down hard into the can, but then it tends to get stuck, and I end up spending the next several minutes trying to dig it out with a knife. Thanks to everyone in advance.
posted by invisible ink
on Jun 6, 2005 -
On Saturday afternoon I caught a 450lb, 9.5 foot Blue Marlin off the coast of Cape Hatterras. [more inside]
posted by spicynuts
on Jun 5, 2005 -
There's a funny smell in our hallway. It smells like fish. Mainly fish, almost coppery, but definitely fish-like. Our hallway is not much wider than the door, and 4 or 5 feet long. There is an entrance to the attic, a radiator, a rug, and our phone in there. It's not the rug. It's not the radiator. It's not the attic. It's not the phone. [more inside]
posted by ralphyk
on May 29, 2005 -
My aquarium filter, an aqua clear 500, makes a lot of humming noise. Do you know of a very quiet filter (maybe one of those external ones?), or do you have suggestions for making it less noisy?
posted by about_time
on May 27, 2005 -
How do I keep one goldfish from terrorizing another? I have two goldfish in a 5 gallon aquarium. They were the same size when I got them, but now one is bigger than the other. The big one bullies the little one. [more inside]
posted by duck
on Apr 20, 2005 -
This weekend, I remembered how much I love to eat fish. Though I'm not really worried about mercury or other pollution, I don't want piles of dead birds or overfishing on my conscience. What should I look for at the fishmonger? Bonus points for less-expensive fish. [more inside]
posted by trharlan
on Apr 11, 2005 -
We are thinking about setting up a saltwater fish tank in our house. Does anyone have some good advice for first time saltwater tank owners?
I am interested in what kind of fish are the easiest to start with, also what size tank works best.
posted by mystic cheezewhiz
on Apr 9, 2005 -
We have decided as a family that we need to lower our cholesterol levels, and want to add fish to our diet for the omega 3 fatty acids. But we all hate the taste of fish. [more inside]
posted by Soliloquy
on Mar 21, 2005 -
Charlotte, NC -- We'll be there for a long weekend and need recommendations for restaurants serving fresh/healthy grilled fish (or even fish tacos). Want someplace casual (not necessarily cheap, but where jeans are OK). Not interested in shrimp, crab or lobster. Thanks.
posted by nancoix
on Mar 3, 2005 -
What sort of effect, if any, do department and pet store security scanners have on live aquarium life? I'm referring to the scanners at the entrances/exits of the store that go off when you buy something that isn't properly deactivated at the register. [more inside]
posted by chickygrrl
on Feb 19, 2005 -
I have recently purchased a 75 gallon fish tank. I would appreciate any help on what makes for a good tropical community of fish in a tank this size. [more inside]
posted by sourbrew
on Feb 19, 2005 -
FishFilter? Why do some refrigerated trucks display the word "FISH" in big red letters? Used to see it a lot in Texas. Have never seen it in California. Big ol' mystery. Is it an acronym? A bad-smell warning? WTF???
posted by mudpuppie
on Feb 4, 2005 -
What type of white wine should I use for a recipe for salmon filet pouched in white wine, lemon juice and capers? Please recommend brands, what kind of taste it has, i.e., fruity, woodsy, etc., and price.
posted by =^. .^=
on Dec 1, 2004 -
Does anyone here feed romaine lettuce or frozen peas to their goldfish?
posted by jeremias
on Nov 23, 2004 -
I'm looking after a neighbour's goldfish while she's recuperating after an accident. They're outside, in a half-barrel. The problem is that algi builds up in the water fairly quickly. Are there any tips to help keep the water cleaner, and improve the fishies' quality of life, in between changing it every week or so?
posted by Blue Stone
on Aug 3, 2004 -
What are you personal suggestions for starting a beginner aquarium? Freshwater vs. Saltwater, fish selection, tank size, books to read, etc.? [mi] [more inside]
posted by drezdn
on Jun 16, 2004 -
I watched Episode 208
of Discoveries This Week on the Discovery Science Channel, and there was a short blurb about mercury levels in fish. They showed a web site with drop down boxes so you could enter in what fish you have been eating and come up with a figure for how much mercury you have been consuming. I didn't have anything to write on, and by the time I got home to the computer I couldn't recall the address. The Discovery site is useless and I'm not having any luck with Google. Did anyone catch it and go to the site they mentioned?
posted by Orb
on Apr 19, 2004 -
Google has directed me to many instances of this as a rhetorical quesion, but no answer, and I'm not asking rhetorically: In the story of Jesus feeding the multitudes with the loaves and fishes, what species of fish was it, most likely? Ignore whether the event happened: If it had
happened, what kind, or kinds, of fish would the multitudes have been eating, probably? [more inside]
posted by soyjoy
on Apr 18, 2004 -
How can I neutralize fish odors, either in the air after cooking / preparation on plastic or metal dishware? [more inside]
posted by ao4047
on Mar 14, 2004 -