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Is carp considered a bottom feeder?

Asked: Shane Hanson, Last Updated:

A bottom feeder is an aquatic animal that feeds on or near the bottom of a body of water. ... Examples of bottom feeding fish species groups are flatfish (halibut, flounder, plaice, sole), eels, cod, haddock, bass, grouper, carp, bream (snapper) and some species of catfish and shark.

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    Fish do not need light at night. A period of darkness is necessary for the fish to sleep. Also, leaving the lights on all night could cause algae to rapidly grow and take over your aquarium.

  • How deep do you fish for kokanee?

    Kokanee salmon can be found at varying depths depending on the time of year and body of water. The most common range for kokanee trolling is between 10 and 40 feet. I generally troll at 18 feet until I can get a good reading from the fish finder.

  • What happens if I eat slightly undercooked tilapia?

    What if you eat undercooked tilapia? Foodborne illness can result in severe vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain, among other symptoms. Major types of food poisoning that can result from eating raw or undercooked fish and shellfish include Salmonella and Vibrio vulnificus.

  • Do Nile perch eat other fish?

    As adults, they prey mostly on other fish. Nile perch can sometimes be cannibals—eating members of their own species. Female Nile perch are generally larger than males. Although Nile perch are not indigenous to Lake Victoria, they are native to other African lakes, including Lake Albert and Lake Turkana.

  • Do oysters feel pain when removing pearls?

    Instead, the oyster may react to predation or environmental changes, but it does not have a system in place to experience pain the way a sentient organism (like a human, pig or even lobster) does. Do oysters feel pain? Likely no.

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  • How often should I feed my shrimps?

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  • How do you store fresh clams and mussels?

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    1. Remove from plastic bag and store either loose or in mesh bag.
    2. Place in bowl or unsealed container.
    3. Cover with clean damp cloth or paper towel. ...
    4. Store in fridge (up to a few days and make sure they smell like the ocean)
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