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35 Amazing and Unknown Facts about Fish | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Fish have backbone and they breathe through gills. Most fish have scales.
  2. Amazingly the age of the fish can be determined the same way as growth rings of trees. Fish scales also have one growth ring for every year of age.
  3. Amazing fact is that many fish species are known to change sex during the course of their lives.
  4. Amazingly fish species that live more than 800 meters below the ocean surface don’t have eyes.
  5. Burramundy , a fish, grows up as a male, but after 2 years or so, it turns into a female to breed.
  6. Amazing fact is that a father sea catfish keeps eggs of his young in his mouth until ready to hatch .He will not eat until his young are born which may take several weeks.
  7. The Nile catfish amazingly swims upside down.
  8. Amazing fact is that the catfish has the maximum 27000 taste buds amongst all living species.
  9. A species of Catfish found in the Amazon called the Panaque, likes to eat wood. With it’s “spoon shaped teeth” it swallows wood from the rivers bottom and “bacteria in their guts convert plant cellulose into nutritious chemicals.”
  10. Amazing fact is that the flying gurnard, a fish, swims in water, walks on land, and flies through the air.
  11. An electric eel can produce a shock of up to 650 volts. The energy of a discharge of an electric eel could start 50 cars.
  12. The smallest fish in the world are the pygmy goby and the Luzon goby, from the Philippines, which are amazingly one-half-inch long when they are full grown.
  13. Amazing fact is that if you keep a goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
  14. Goldfish don’t blink and can’t close their eyes as they have no eyelids.
  15. Amazing fact is that the common goldfish is the only animal that can see both infrared and ultra-violet light.
  16. Fact is Herring is the most widely eaten fish in the world.
  17. Herrings communicate through farts.
  18. Amazingly the African lungfish can live out of water for up to four years in a state of suspended animation.
  19. Amazing fact is that Koi fish can live for over 200 years.
  20. The Mola Mola, or Ocean Sunfish amazingly lays up to 5,000,000 eggs at one time.
  21. Amazing fact is that a parrotfish makes its own sleeping bag to sleep in. It uses mucous to make a see-through bag all around it’s body to protect it from attack by other creatures in the ocean.
  22. One Puffer Fish contains enough poison to kill 30 people.
  23. Amazingly the sailfish can swim at the speed of 109 km/h, making it the fastest swimmer. It can swim faster than a horse can gallop.
  24. Atlantic salmon can amazingly jump as high as 4.5 meters out of the water.
  25. The stonefish, which lives off the coast of Australia, is the most poisonous fish in the world. It remains camouflaged on the ocean floor and strikes amazingly fast consuming its prey in less than .015 seconds.
  26. The slowest fish is the seahorse, which moves along at about 0.01 mph.
  27. Amazingly Seahorses reproduce in an unusual way. The male becomes pregnant.
  28. Sea horses mate for life, are completely faithful and travel together by holding on to each others tails.
  29. Seahorses are the only fish with necks .They also have chameleon like eyes that move independently of each other.
  30. A shrimp has more than a hundred pair of chromosomes in each cell nucleus.
  31. All shrimp are born male, but slowly grow into females as they mature.
  32. The snapping shrimp, only 1 1/2 inches long, makes a noise with its one big claw, which sounds exactly like a firecracker.
  33. A shrimp’s heart is in it’s head.
  34. Amazing fact is that a mantis shrimp can swing its claw so fast it boils the water around it and creates a flash of light.
  35. Some Fish, like the Triggerfish, can swim backwards.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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