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What is the name of that spiky fish?

 
 
Reply Sun 21 Mar, 2010 08:11 pm
I remember reading somewhere about a fish that blows up into about 5 times its size and spreads out its spikes all around it when it feels like it is in danger. I'm writing an essay about discrimination and want to say that the way people become all defensive when something is said against them is similar to the defense mode a spiky fish has. But I don't know the proper way to call that fish. Haha. Anyone know?
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 21 Mar, 2010 08:14 pm
blowfish
http://www.inquisitr.com/wp-content/blowfish.jpg
2PacksAday
 
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Reply Sun 21 Mar, 2010 08:14 pm
@RadAndRandom,
Puffer fish.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 21 Mar, 2010 08:15 pm
@tsarstepan,
And to think... I was going to go to bed 1 minutes ago! Good luck on your essay.
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panzade
 
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Reply Sun 21 Mar, 2010 08:30 pm
They're called Puffers down here in Florida. I see them a lot scuba diving. They're real low keyed and gentle.
Sometimes I just have to tickle them to get a rise out of them
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Ionus
 
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Reply Sun 21 Mar, 2010 09:50 pm
Quote:
What is the name of that spiky fish?

George.
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RadAndRandom
 
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Reply Sun 21 Mar, 2010 11:27 pm
Ionus. Hahaha.

& the rest of you.

Um...

So is blowfish or puffer fish?
RadAndRandom
 
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Reply Sun 21 Mar, 2010 11:33 pm
@RadAndRandom,
Actually, blowfish & pufferfish are the same thing.
Hmm. But when I checked on wikipedia all of the pictures were of fish with no spikes, and no where in the article did it mention the spikes that should be present.
2PacksAday
 
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Reply Sun 21 Mar, 2010 11:59 pm
@RadAndRandom,
Some have spikes some don't...there are quite a few different species of puffers/blowfish....try adding Porcupine to your search.
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Mon 22 Mar, 2010 01:57 am
Pufferfish are called fugu in Japan. Theyt're highly poisonous, and considered a very expensive delicacy in sushi. Only specially qualified sushi chefs are supposed to prepare them; if someone who doesn ';t know exactly how to prepare them does it, they'll kill you if you eat them. Which, stragely, is part of the allure. Most every year some people die from fugu in Japan. I think I remember readding somewhere that they make your mouth tingle when you eat them.
MontereyJack
 
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Reply Mon 22 Mar, 2010 02:03 am
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fugu
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RadAndRandom
 
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Reply Wed 31 Mar, 2010 09:43 pm
@MontereyJack,
Silly people. Why can't they stick to eating non-toxic fish?
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