Adult rockfish feed on shrimp, small fish, jellyfish, squid, crab, crab eggs, octopus, sea snails and worms. Rockfish belong to the Sabistidae family of marine fish. They are also commonly known as rock perch, ocean perch, sea perch, thornyheads and rockcods.Continue Reading
Rockfish are unique in that they do not lay eggs. Instead, rockfish fertilize and house their embryos inside their bodies before eventually giving birth to live offspring. This process is called vivipary.
Rockfish can be identified by their venom glands that are located on the bases of their dorsal, anal and pelvic spines. They are most commonly found up and down the Western North American coast, from Baja California to Alaska.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 >
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 >
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.Full Answer >
Cichlids eat crickets, shrimp, small frogs, fish eggs and worms. They also eat plant material and other fish. Cichlids kept in captivity also benefit from the added nutrients found in commercial cichlid fish-food pellets. It is best to use sinking pellets when feeding captive cichlids.Full Answer >