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 -
I got, as a Christmas surprise, a betta (Siamese fighting fish) and the accompanying pet-store setup. I'd really like to keep it in conditions that are not just horrible-but-minimally-survivable -- but Wikipedia's standards seem amazingly high. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by booksandlibretti
on Dec 28, 2006 -
SomewhatObscureGiftFilter: I'd like to buy a Darwin Fish bumper plaque/emblem, and I'd like to have it by December 24. I'm in Ontario (Niagara region). The online options I've found have slow or super-expensive shipping to Canada -- anyone know of a bricks-and-mortar source?
posted by ewiar
on Dec 18, 2006 -
I knew that there were beautiful fish, but I was blown away the other day when I came across an aquarium in a restaurant which boasted the most amazing, glittery, neon, tropical fish. I can't believe how cool real-life Nemos are! (Clownfish.) What are the names of other, mesmerising tropical fish? [more inside]
posted by mjao
on Nov 5, 2006 -
was found on a Cape Cod, Massachusetts beach this week. It is about 3" tall and about 3" from tip to tip of the "horns." It looks like a vertebra of some type, but I can find no images of similar ones online. Any marine biologists out there care to tell me what kind of a bone it is? Other images inside. [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady
on Oct 17, 2006 -
Acquarium hobbyist looking for suggestions on her new-found obsession. I've had a freshwater tank for years and just now really got into having it heavily planted and aquascaped. Now I'm really wanting to expand and possibly develop a cichlid or saltwater tank. There's just a few problems, (and lots of questions) [more inside]
posted by gilsonal
on Sep 29, 2006 -
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 -