53 Fun Fish Facts


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1. 2 million fish died in the Chesapeake Bay last week.
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2. Fish don’t need to learn how to swim in schools.
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3. The electric eel isn't an eel, it's a relative of the catfish.
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4. The bitterling fish used to be used as pregnancy tests!
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5. The age of a fish can be determined by its number of fish scales.
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6. Only 70% of people will understand this: 2 + 2 = Fish. 3 + 3 = Eight. 7 + 7 = Triangle. R E T W E E T If u get it.
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7. You can tell the age of a fish by the number of growth rings on its scales
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8. Guinness isn’t suitable for vegetarians; it contains traces of fish bladder.
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9. The lifespan of the common goldfish is over 20 years!
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10. Over half of all known vertebrates are fish.
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11. The Climbing gourami is a fish that has the ability to climb out of water, breathe oxygen, and even walk for short distances.
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12. There is a lake named "Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg " in Massachusetts - It means You fish on your side, I fish on my side
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13. A gas-filled sac called a swim bladder allows bony fish to ascend or descend without wasting energy
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14. Although the fangtooth fish is only a few inches long, it has teeth about the size of a humans.
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15. Over 90% of all fish caught are caught in the northern hemisphere.
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16. Fish are more scared of their own reflection than a real predator.
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17. The Gelae genus of slime mold beetles includes Gelae baen, Gelae belae, Gelae donut, Gelae fish and Gelae rol.
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18. The splash tetra is a fish that jumps out of the water and lays its eggs on the leaves of trees.
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19. Some species of fish have voices!
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20. Hagfish eat by attaching themselves to dead animals and tying themselves in knots!
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21. Fish can yawn.
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22. A marine catfish can taste with any part of its body.
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23. Some species of fish have voices.
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24. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
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25. The Dutch Crown jewels are made of fake pearls, fish scales and coloured foil.
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26. Fish communicate with each other by rasping their teeth to make sounds in their throat, or by using their swim bladder to create sounds
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27. A tuna fish can swim 100 miles in a single day!
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28. The northern pearleye is a fish with two retinas in each eye, and both male and female genitalia.
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29. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
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30. There's a species of fish called 'slippery dick.'
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31. Koi fish can live for hundreds of years
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32. The lungfish can live out of water for three years in a state of suspended animation.
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33. The glass catfish earns its name from its transparent flesh. You can see through to its skeleton and internal organs.
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34. Mudskippers are fish with legs that can walk on land!
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35. Man-made dams have fish ladders to allow the fish to continue their natural migration upstream.
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36. A 2010 study found that straight male narcissists reserve the worst of their selfish behavior for straight women.
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37. 385 million years ago, fish had fingers.
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38. Mudskippers are fish with suction cups on their bellies that allow them to climb trees.
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39. Viking names included ‘desirous of beer’, ‘squat-wiggle’, ‘lust-hostage’, ‘short penis’, ‘able to fill a bay with fish by magic’, ‘the man who mixes his drinks’ and ‘the man without trousers’.
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40. There are 42 states with an official state fish
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41. Fish scales are used in lipstick to make it shimmer and reflect light.
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42. The flatfish has both of its on eyes on the same side of its face.
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43. Flashlight fish have lights under their eyes. The lights are actually glowing bacteria!
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44. Modern fishing lines can be up to 75 miles long.
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45. Black Swallower fish are capable of swallowing prey up to 10 times their weight.
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46. The slowest moving fish is the sea horse.
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47. During an experiment at New York University, a robotic fish was accepted by other fish and became their leader.
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48. If you feed fish prawn-cocktail Skips, they turn pink.
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49. A goldfish is the only animal that can see both infrared and ultraviolet light.
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50. Goldfish lose their color if they are kept in dim light or are placed in a body of running water, such as a stream.
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51. Goldfish remember better in cold water than warm water.
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52. Pufferfish are poor swimmers but can quickly ingest tons of water to turn themselves into an inedible ball several times their normal size
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53. People who eat fish at least once a week have thicker, stronger and more resilient brains.

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