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What happens if you eat puffer fish?
There are serious consequences if you are not careful. As mentioned earlier in the text, pufferfish are dangerous to fish. They are extremely poisonous when they puff up, their spines drip the toxic poison; tetrodotoxin. In fact, to humans, a pufferfish is 1200 times more deadly than cyanide.
Can you keep a pufferfish in an aquarium?
But there are also freshwater species of pufferfish. So, you have the option, if you want to keep a pufferfish in an aquarium. Pufferfish are very poisonous fish, and it is not safe to touch them. The pufferfish is a unique fish. Today, we will explain the pufferfish and its habitat.
What are the natural prey of pufferfish?
Natural prey for the pufferfish is mollusks and crustaceans. They use their upper and lower plates to crush their shells. There are, however, some species of pufferfish that are non-toxic; like the northern puffer. Pufferfish are slow-moving fish that have excellent eyesight. This helps them to recognize their predators early.
Can you cook puffer fish?
Although routinely served at restaurants across Japan, their poison is so potent that chefs have to take a national written and practical examination just to be able to cook it. We spoke with one of these chefs, Wakisaka Nobuyuki, who been cooking pufferfish攃alled fugu in Japanese攆or over twenty years.