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A fish is any aquatic vertebrate animal that is typically cold-blooded, covered with scales, and equipped with two sets of paired fins and several unpaired fins.

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What kind of body covering do fish have?

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Most fish are covered in scales for protection. They vary in size, shape and structure and can range from strong and rigid to small or absent. The main types of scales include the cycloid scales, the ctenoid scales, the placoid scales and the ganoid scales.

How long does it take a fish to die?

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The answer to this question depends on several factors, such as the type of fish, the cause of death, and the environment. According to some web sources, it generally takes a fish about four to ten minutes to die out of water.

However, some fish can survive longer out of water, especially saltwater fish, which can last up to 30 minutes³. On the other hand, some fish can die faster due to old age, disease, malnutrition, or injury¹⁴⁵. Therefore, the exact time it takes for a fish to die can vary widely depending on the situation.

What is the name of a flatfish that rhymes with case?

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Plaice is a flat fish that rhymes with case.

Why their is a need for you to be acquainted with the different terminologies to be used and fish culture?

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Why there is a need for you to be acquanted with the different terminologies to be use in fish culture

What is the name of the person who sells hake herrings mackerel and cod?

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I believe the appropriate term is "fishmonger".

Why do flying fish have wings?

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Cuz they need to fly

What are fish bones made of?

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A fish is made of scales, bones, blood, intestines, etc. Basically the same way we are created, but we are 75% water, and fish have are not. If you really want to see what a fish is made of, Google "Fish Chart" in the Pictures section.

What type of crab lives in the shells of other fish?

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A crab that lives in the shells of other shell fish is called a hermit crab.

What does smelts eat?

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Young smelt eat zooplankton and adult smelt eat mostly small crustaceans and fish

Is a porcupine a mammal reptile bird amphibian fish insect?

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A porcupine is a mammal because it does'nt meet all the characteristics of the others

What fish swims in an upright position?

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pipe fish

seahorse.

What is the best estimate of the capacity of a fish bowl?

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That depends on the size of the fish bowl.

What is the home of a fish called?

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That would all depend on the language you use and what you mean by a 'Fish Home'. Some fish are territorial in their 'habitat' and defend a 'territory' but most fish do not have a home as such. If however you mean what do people call a container into which they place and keep fish, then in English that would commonly be called a 'Fish Bowl' 'Fish Tank' or 'Aquarium'.

What are some cool facts about fish?

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  1. Sea turtles absorb a lot of salt from the sea water in which they live. They excrete excess salt from their eyes, so it often looks as though they're crying.
  2. Only one out of a thousand baby sea turtles survives after hatching.
  3. Prehistoric turtles may have weighed as much as 5,000 pounds.
  4. Turtles have no teeth.
  5. As it gets older the cockle just adds another layer to its outer shell. To work out their age you can count the rings on them just like a tree.
  6. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
  7. A male Angler fish attaches itself to a female and never lets go. Their vascular systems unite and the male becomes entirely dependent on the female's blood for nutrition.
  8. Beavers can hold their breathe for 45 minutes under water.
  9. The sailfish is the fastest swimmer, reaching 109 km/h (68 mph).
  10. The slowest fish is the Sea Horse, which moves along at about 0.016 km/h (0.01 mph).
  11. The heart of a blue whale is the size of a small car.
  12. The tongue of a blue whale is as long as an elephant.
  13. The largest jellyfish ever caught measured 2,3 m (7'6") across the bell with a tentacle of 36 m (120 ft) long.
  14. Fish and insects do not have eyelids - their eyes are protected by a hardened lens.
  15. The stickleback is one of the few fishes that builds a nest. The male, in his red breeding colors, makes a nest of weeds where the female lays her eggs. Then the male stays by the nest to guard the eggs until they hatch.

Do Canadian gese eat fish?

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no

What is the biggset fish world?

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the monterey bay aquarium is the largest 1 in the world.

What do fangtooth fish eat?

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they eat other fish in the water cuz fish cant come out of the water

How many fillets from a flat fish?

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The number of fillets that can be obtained from a flat fish depends on its size and weight. Generally, a small flat fish like a sole or plaice can yield 2-4 fillets, while larger species like halibut or turbot can be divided into 6-8 fillets.

How is the Amazon dangerous?

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Rainforests really only face deforestation for farmland, especially in the Amazon and central Africa.

Is mackerel a scavenger fish?

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yes

What is the difference between a dorsal fin and other fins?

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A dorsal fin is the one on the top of the fishes back.

Where do sea bass live?

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in just about all fresh water

What is anadromous and catadromous?

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Ascending rivers from the sea, at certain seasons, for breeding, as the salmon, shad, etc., Tending upwards; -- said of terns in which the lowest secondary segments are on the upper side of the branch of the central stem.