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Why is fish not considered meat?

Asked: Brandon Bey, Last Updated:

Basic definitions Because fish are cold-blooded, they would not be regarded as meat under this definition. Others use the term “meat” to refer exclusively to the flesh of fur-covered mammals, which excludes animals like chicken and fish.

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  • Should I bury or flush my fish?

    Bury your fish (don't flush). I highly recommend burying your fish instead of throwing them fish in the trash along with a bunch of other unwanted garbage. ... Introducing non-native fish – dead or alive – into the waterways can transmit bacteria and disease to other animals.

  • Is 82 degrees too hot for tropical fish?

    The ideal range for a freshwater tank with most tropical fish is 77 to 83 degrees. This will make 95 percent of the fish out there very happy. For a saltwater tank, the range is 76 to 82 degrees. For the reef aquarium, slightly cooler, at 76 to 78 degrees, is best.

  • Can you eat raw salmon roe?

    Salmon roe is very good with blinis and sour cream, or even spooned as is onto buttered toast. A bowl of white rice topped with a layer of ikura is a meal in itself with perhaps a few pickles on the side. For years I ate it straight out of the package before realizing you could cook with it.

  • What kind of tilapia do we eat?

    Tilapia, like other fish and animals, come in a variety of species. Three of the most commonly fished and eaten species of Tilapia are Nile, Blue and Mozambique. Varying in shape, size and color, these three fish differ from one another in more ways than just how they look.

  • What do herring taste like?

    What does herring taste like? Though herring are smaller than some of the larger commercial fish we eat, fresh herring meat is soft, according to Seafood Source. ... If it's pickled in wine, it can taste slightly sweet and oniony, while if it's pickled in cream sauce, it has a sweet and sour taste profile going on.

  • Is Gravel bad for cory catfish?

    Simply put, gravel for Corydoras is unsuitable for sifting through. Corys will often end up abrading and bruising themselves if they attempt to bottom-feed in the gravel. Their distinctive and precious barbells can even fall off (these are what they use to spear their prey, and to deter predators)!

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