Reasons that fish isn't considered meat for the purpose of fasting include environmental differences and the intention behind fasting. There are differing opinions based on varying interpretations of religious texts.Know More
Although some vegetarians allow fish in their diet, the concept of allowing fish has religious roots. During Lent, Catholics are required to abstain from eating meat on Fridays, but many modern Catholic churches will hold fish fry events during Lent.
One possible reason for allowing Catholics to eat fish is because of a distinction that is made between land-locked animals, including birds, and water-dwelling creatures such as fish. Another possible reason, mentioned in the writings of Saint Thomas Aquinas, is that red meat was forbidden because it was "a great incentive to lust," a characteristic not possessed by fish. Finally, the idea that red meat came from animals that were farmed meant that abstaining from red meat involved making a sacrifice of one's property.Learn more about Fish
According to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, the diet of the striped bass consists mostly of fish, namely the threadfin shad, gizzard shad and blueback herring. Striped bass are medium-sized fish that live in rivers and lakes, although they occasionally migrate to and from saltwater.Full Answer >
Gill rakers are bony or cartilaginous outgrowths that project from the branchial arch of fish and assist in feeding by preventing stray particles or loose pieces from exiting through the gills. The size and arrangement of the gill rakers can signify what the fish eats.Full Answer >
Mosquito fish are available for purchase at various online aquarium shops, such as LiveAquaria.com and Livekoiforsale.com, or for free from vector control districts in some states. Mosquito fish require a water source of at least 20 gallons with natural food sources, such as insect larva and algae.Full Answer >
Dauphin, pronounced "dolphin," is the title of the heir apparent of the French throne and of an island off the coast of Alabama, but it is not a fish. Dauphin fish is likely a misspelling of the homonym "dolphin fish," a colloquial name for Mahimahi.Full Answer >