At Collins Seafoods we’re fascinated by fish, and why wouldn’t we be? After reading these lesser known fish facts we think you will be too. We’ve already blogged about the many health benefits of our Frozen at Sea Cod and Haddock (which are pretty great), but they’re not the most talented fish in the sea…
1. Green fingered Damselfish
Some species of Damselfish (Stegastes Nigricans to be precise) are unable to digest many types of algae. So, being fussy eaters, they selectively weed their algae gardens to encourage their preferred meal to grow.
2. Long live the Jellyfish
Whilst not technically a fish, the Turritopsis dohrnii or ‘immortal jellyfish’, might be worth a mention seeing as it may well have cracked the secret to eternal life. This particular species of Jellyfish can revert back to its juvenile state of a polyp colony, eventually becoming an adult once again.
3. What’s the time Mr Fish?
A Humphead Wrasse called Bentley has been conditioned to expect food upon hearing a certain sound. This clever fish remembered exactly what to do when the sound was played after a four month gap.
4. Rise of the planet of the fish?
An Orange Spotted Turkfish has been caught on camera using tools to get to its food. In the video the intrepid fish can be seen picking up a clam in its mouth and repeatedly throwing it against a rock in order to crack it open.
5. The great escape
Australian crimson spotted rainbow fish learnt how to escape the net in their tank then remembered how to do it 11months later!
6. Pablo Puffer Fish
Artistic Puffer fish can spend up to a week creating artistic patterns on the sea bed in order to impress a mate.
All pretty impressive…but there is no way that they taste half as good as our Cod and Haddock!
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