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Do fish die of old age?

Asked: Denis Kreze, Last Updated:

A fish dies of old age much the same as a human or a dog. As it ages the body does not work as well as it used to and organs start to fail, the immune system does not work as well and they get sick easier.

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  • Can shrimps live in tap water?

    I wouldn't expect salt in your tap unless you live near the coast. If the shrimp are homebred in water similar to your own they should acclimate fine. Imported shrimp have higher mortality even in the best conditions. Drip acclimation can certainly help.

  • Does raw shrimp have parasites?

    There are cultures in which raw shrimp is considered a delicacy. However, food scientists do not recommend eating raw shrimp because of the risk of food poisoning. Shrimp can carry bacteria, viruses, and parasites.

  • Can a 6 month old have tuna mayo?

    Tuna and mayonnaise Buy tuna canned in spring water as tuna canned in brine and oil contain extra salt. Mayonnaise is very low in salt and is entirely suitable from 6 months onwards. (A question I'm frequently asked!) Older babies who can manage lumps may like sweetcorn added too.

  • How much does Pollock fish cost?

    Pollock (aka Boston bluefish) is popular in New York markets. “They can't get enough,” says George Parr, a Maine fishmonger. “It used to be my cheap alternative. Now hake is my cheap alternative!” Large pollock are $3.75 per pound, up from around $1.75 per pound last year — compared to 35 cents a decade ago.

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    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 much does it cost to taxidermy a fish?

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  • Is Dutch herring pickled?

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  • What do tilapia eats?

    Tilapia ingest a wide variety of natural food organisms, including plankton, some aquatic macrophytes, planktonic and benthic aquatic invertebrates, larval fish, detritus, and decomposing organic matter.

  • What happens if I eat bad sushi?

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  • Can vacuum packed smoked salmon be frozen?

    If your smoked fish is still vacuum sealed and you expect to finish the whole thing within a couple of days of thawing, you can freeze it as is. Just toss it in the freezer, and you're good to go. But if you need only a small amount at a time, portioning the salmon would definitely help.

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    Dave Carraro is a charter fisherman and one of the prominent cast members of National Geographic's reality show 'Wicked Tuna. ' Born in Tinton, New Jersey, Carraro has fostered a passion for fishing ever since his first catch as a child. He would often go on fishing trips to ponds with his father.

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