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Mahi parasite - IDENTIFIED!

Old 08-24-2012, 08:06 AM
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I'm not familiar with this one. Two of them crawled out of this Mahimahi and triggered my gag reflex.

Courtesy of Dr. Ray Waldner, ichthyologist from Florida Atlantic University, the ugly critters have been identified as parasitic copepods, possibly Pennella filosa, or a related copepod species. They do not harm the food quality of the fish, just the consumer's appetite.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:07 AM
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Kill it with fire quick.
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Hadn't seen that one before.
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Why do you think Mahi are so tender and juicy?
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I've never seen those before
But I am curious, are you going to eat that fish?
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At least it didn't burst through his chest... Ocean, where no one can hear you scream.

But seriously, yuck.
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It's a top secret prototype NOAA tracking device disguised as a parasite. NOAA IS watching you. Govern yourself accordingly.
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Originally Posted by Jus Teasin View Post
But I am curious, are you going to eat that fish?
Hmmmm ... you first.

Actually, the fish is shrink wrapped and frozen right next to the frozen Costco Mahi we bought last week, which got me to thinking, why not just throw this fish away and stick with the store bought stuff, but then I thought, what if the Costco fish had the same thing?

We're eating chicken until I know what that bad boy is.
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As clear a case against sushi as I've ever seen
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I raise chickens, they have.... Oh never mind.
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As clear a case against sushi as I've ever seen


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Probably a delicacy in Japan
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Originally Posted by Schmaltz~Herring View Post
That's why sushi restaurants have to freeze fresh fish for a certain amount of time before they are allowed to serve it raw.
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Originally Posted by tomfl View Post
Probably a delicacy in Japan
Its probably a parasite from japan. Lionfish problem all over again.
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good lord! wtf is that thing?
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good lord! wtf is that thing?
Protein.
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I'd pass on eating the mahi. The parasite ? Roll in egg batter and fry until crisp........
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I'll eat it. Cut dat shit out and send it to me.
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The white tail thing is pretty close to what i have seen on them before and its usually a lot of them on the fish. But not the worm thingy. Pretty scary.
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