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?
And to think... I was going to go to bed 1 minutes ago! Good luck on your essay.
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
& the rest of you.
So is blowfish or puffer fish?
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.
Some have spikes some don't...there are quite a few different species of puffers/blowfish....try adding Porcupine to your search.
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.
Silly people. Why can't they stick to eating non-toxic fish?