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Why has my fish got white stuff on it?

Asked: Drew Shrock, Last Updated:

White spot is caused when a protozoan attacks and attaches itself to a fish's body, fins, and gills. The white spots that appear look like grains of salt or sugar, but each one is actually a tiny parasite. They are very damaging to the fish and can cause breathing and mobility problems and even death.

FAQ

  • Is herring high in omega-3?

    Herring. Fatty fish like herring provide around 1.5 grams of omega-3s per 3 ounce serving. Herring also boasts more omega-3 fatty acids than either salmon or tuna, which are essential to human health since our bodies can't make these fats.

  • Should fish be cold or room temperature before cooking?

    You cook it straight out of the fridge Putting a chilled (or worse, frozen) fillet in a frying pan can cook the fish unevenly. To keep it from drying out on the outside and staying cold on the inside, let it come to room temperature on the counter for 15 minutes before you cook it.

  • What does saury taste like?

    A touch of lime juice really brings out the flavor of this fish, which has a very oily and dense flesh with a decidedly fishy taste.

  • Why is tempura shrimp so long?

    The shrimp are “stretched shrimp”. The muscles on the underside of the shrimp are cut with small scissors. This allows the shrimp to strecth out straight and longer.

  • Can you deep fry fish without batter?

    Pan Fry to a Crisp The technique promises a desirable crunchiness without the need for any kind of batter or coating. Heat a little oil with a high smoke point, such as vegetable or canola oil, in a frying pan. ... Season the fish, then lie it gently, skin-side-down, into the hot pan.

  • How do you make mackerel bones edible?

    Before cooking the fish, cut its skin in several places (not very deep just to make sure the skin is cut). Then rub it with salt, soak in wine, and let it rest for about 15 minutes. After an hour and a half in the oven smaller back bones should be soft enough to go down unnoticed.

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