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Can I put shrimp in my community tank?

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Shrimp are great for tropical community fish tanks because they will not pester the fish that you already have in your aquarium – they will happily live amongst them and eat the food that they leave behind. ... Some good tank-mates are danios, guppies, tetras, rasboras and other small community fish or shrimp.

FAQ

  • Are baby clams safe to eat?

    A serving of clams has a negligible 0.009 parts per million of mercury, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports. That means that your child can safely consume properly prepared clams without a risk of consuming high levels of mercury.

  • Do crayfish need to come out of water?

    Note that being able to climb out of the water is an essential requirement if the water is not aerated or filtered; crayfish need lots of oxygen, and in still water conditions, such as in a tank without a filter or airstone, they will get the oxygen they need from the air.

  • Is it bad to eat the black stuff in shrimp?

    It is completely edible. If you still want to remove it, cook and shell the shrimp, pull off a narrow strip on its back, peel the strip down to the tail revealing the dark line, and with a small knife remove the tract. If any of it remains, don't give it a second thought.

  • Are prawns farmed in Vietnam safe?

    Farmed shrimp is one of the most popular seafood items in the U.S., however, 71 percent of all farmed shrimp is rated Avoid. In Vietnam, 86 percent of farmed shrimp is currently rated Avoid.

  • Where can I get mackerel in the UK?

    One of the prime mackerel locations in the UK is Chesil Beach, in Dorset. This linear shingle storm beach stretches from Portland to West Bay. It's a hugely popular fishing spot, but with over 18 miles (29 km) of beach available, you'll always find an area from which to fish.

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  • Can you reheat tuna pasta bake twice?

    If you reheat any of the tuna pasta bake, you will have to eat what you have reheated, as once it has been reheated, it cannot be placed back into the fridge. The risk of bacterial growth is too high if food is reheated more than once, and it is not worth the risk of food poisoning!

  • How do you remove toxins from fish?

    - Immerse fruit or fish in salt water for one-and-a-half hours. After that, immerse it in vinegar-water solution (20% vinegar, 20% water) for another hour. - For fruits, immerse them in salt water for an hour and then wash them with normal water.

  • Why does shrimp have a weird taste?

    It is treated with sodium phosphates to protect its colour and texture. This family of additives reacts with the shrimp's protein so that it loses less water during thawing and cooking. This treatment also gives it a sometimes metallic taste and translucent appearance.

  • Can you make fish stock out of fish sauce?

    To replace fish stock in a recipe, combine one teaspoon of fish sauce with a cup of water or vegetable stock.

  • What is a spoiled fish?

    In terms of smell, spoiled fish will generally have a fishy, sour, or ammonia-like stench. Appearance-wise, spoiled fish may appear to be dry or mushy in certain areas, and the gills may have slime. Spoiled fish will also have flesh that is soft, or does not spring back when pressed upon.

  • How do you know if tuna salad is bad?

    How Do You Know if Tuna Salad Is Bad? You should discard any unopened cans of tuna that are leaking, bulging, rusted or dented, especially if the dents are around the seams. If your salad has developed and “off” odor or appearance (change in color or texture), do not taste it and discard immediately.

  • What does it mean when shrimp are mushy?

    If you are buying mushy shrimp, that is one thing - stop buying mushy shrimp! But if they are in good condition when you buy them and come out mushy afterwards, then you are cooking them too long. This can happen especially with smaller shrimp cooked in the shell, they cook very quickly.

  • How quickly do catfish grow?

    Katla fish will take more than 3 years to grow above 4-5 kg.

  • What is the best shrimp to eat?

    There are over 3,000 species of shrimp but only four considered sustainable: pink shrimp from Oregon (a Seafood Watch best choice); spot prawns from the Pacific Northwest; brown, white and pink shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico (except Louisiana); and any shrimp from U.S. and Canadian waters in the northern Atlantic.

  • Is it better to fry or bake fish?

    Baking. Baking is a dry heat method that involves cooking fish in an oven. Some studies have shown that baking fish causes less loss of omega-3 fatty acids than both frying and microwaving (39, 46 , 47 ). Baking may also be a better way to retain the vitamin D content of fish.

  • Is herring freshwater or saltwater?

    Herring fish belong to the family Clupeidae, which contains nearly 200 species. They are small, streamlined schooling fish that feed on plankton and live in both freshwater and saltwater. Herring have a single dorsal fin and protruding lower jaws and are silvery in color.

  • Can I use Walmart fish for sushi?

    Yes. Some raw fish from higher-end grocery stores can be eaten raw. Look for the best, freshest fish and ask the fishmonger which is freshest. You may also see fish labeled as “sushi grade,” “sashimi grade,” or “for raw consumption.”

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