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
The leopard puffer is a marine reef fish that has been introduced as an aquarium fish. It is about 3 inches long and covered with black spots. It also has blue-and-yellow stripes.Full Answer >
Bony fish have a variety of reproductive strategies, but in most species two separate sexes release sperm and eggs into the water, and fertilization occurs externally. Parental care is quite rare, but seahorses and a few other species do care for their young. Some bony fish change sexes depending on conditions, while others fertilize eggs internally or even birth live young.Full Answer >
The torpedo-shaped body of a King betta is much larger than the body of the traditional betta fish. Males display brighter colors and have a more distinct beard than females. When ready to breed, females exhibit an egg spot and vertical stripes.Full Answer >
Baby fish, or fry, are considered grown when they are able to fend for themselves at approximately 4 to 6 weeks, depending on the fish's environment and diet. At this time, the baby fish can be introduced into a common tank.Full Answer >