Mackerel eat copepod larvae, copepod eggs, adult copepod, small fish larvae, euphausiid shrimps, planktonic animals and pelagic Crustacea. Residents of many countries enjoy eating mackerel, but it is not a popular fish choice in the United States because it has a very strong flavor, especially when raw.Continue Reading
Mackerel are greedy fish when it comes to eating, and they will go for almost any bait that is used to lure them. They especially like bait like pieces of clam or small strips of mackerel belly skin. They also favor live bait because it moves. Mackerel have been known to eat their own species' eggs as well.
Mackerel eat through two different methods. The first involves eating the prey after seeing it. The second involves using the mackerel's gill rakers to gather prey. When this occurs, the prey goes straight to the mackerel's mouth to be swallowed.
The fish are not thought to eat much during the winter because fisherman have noticed for centuries that the fish are quite fat during the fall, but in the early spring they are gaunt. This is thought to be in part due to the mackerel's long migration. The mackerel is sensitive to water temperature changes and will migrate long distances each winter to find warmer waters.Learn more about Fish
Coho salmon, also known as silver salmon, feed on insects and plankton while they live in fresh water, then switch to a diet of small fish when they reach the ocean. When mature coho salmon return to fresh water, they rarely eat, because their energy is focused on spawning.Full Answer >
Most small fish and those that don't contain high levels of mercury are safe for the majority of the population to eat. Pregnant women, children and people with other health concerns should talk their doctors to ensure they are following established guidelines for safe eating. Properly handling and cooking of fish prevents foodborne illnesses.Full Answer >
Stonefish feed on crustaceans and small fish. The stonefish primarily hunts in reefs and has strong camouflage abilities, emulating the rocks and reef in which it dwells, making it a dangerous predator for its prey.Full Answer >
Sunfish prefer to eat jellyfish, although they also eat zooplankton, algae and small fish. They are omnivorous, meaning that they eat both plants and animals.Full Answer >