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Buying gourmet sole, you can fall into the trap: instead of this tender and tasty fish sellers often slip cheaper Pangasius

Sole or European solea – a fish flatfish family unit of salts. He lives only in marine waters, mainly in tropical and subtropical seas.

Outwardly, this fish is very similar to flounder: it has the same flattened laterally body structure (only more elongated) and both eyes, like flounder, are located on one side. Sole characterized by relatively modest dimensions: its average height is 30 cm. The color of his scales – grayish brown with dark spots on the top and lighter underneath. Since the body of this fish is “dressed” in melkocheshuychaty cover, it is sufficiently stiff to the touch. And because of the similarity of sole with the shoe soles of the people it is called “salt fish” – from the word Sole, which is present in the names of flatfishes.

This inhabitant of the sea belongs to the category of delicious fish. Once upon a time it was only available aristocracy, and nowadays sole worldwide considered synonymous with fine dining. To us it is a treat brought mainly from Vietnam in various forms – frozen, fresh, smoked or salted dried. Vietnamese manufacturers are also made from sea  language various canned and semi-finished products. Continue reading

Predatory fish

The well-known and widespread fish. Externally, it is so different from other fish that mix it with any of them impossible. Elongated, laterally compressed body, with far assimilated back dorsal and anal fins, reminiscent of an arrow with feathers – this addition allows the pike do ambush lightning shots.

Wedge-shaped head with an elongated snout has a huge mouth, lined with sharp teeth folded back.

Painting pike often spotted or striped and extraordinarily volatile. On a clean shallow water it is light in the deep places – dark. Like plaice, pike able to change color with a change of place, adapting to the color of the bottom of aquatic vegetation. This ability makes it extremely unobtrusive allows you to successfully hunt for prey.

Wolf, barracuda and freshwater crocodile called pike. During Jora it really lacks all living things – frogs, mice, and even large birds. And utyatnitsu her nickname is no accident. From freshwater barracuda no mercy even their own offspring.

But zhor pike is three to four times a year. In addition, it is very slow to digest the prey, so a long time just watching an ambush for moving fish.

It grows rapidly. By the end of the first year of life, it has a length of 15-20 cm. The five-year fish reaches 55 cm and weigh about 1,5-2  kg. Continue reading

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