Posts Tagged ‘Electric Eel Fish’

Moray Eel Fish

Moray Eel Fish

Moray Eel Fish

Moray Eel Fish

There are many species of scavenger fish that mainly help in keeping other fish clean. Cleaner shrimp belongs to the species of omnivorous shrimp (which eat both plants and animals, mainly zooplanktons) that usually feed on parasites and dead tissue. This cleaner shrimp, whose botanical name is Lysmata amboinensis , is also known by other names like Pacific cleaner shrimp, skunk cleaner shrimp and northern cleaner shrimp, etc. This species of shrimp lives near the reef ecosystem and is found in the tropical Indo-Pacific ocean and the Red Sea.

The relation between the cleaner shrimp Read the rest of this entry »

Eel Fish

Eel Fish

Eel Fish

Eel Fish

Unagi, or freshwater eel, is one of my favorite ingredients used in sushi, whether it’s a western-style Dragon Roll, unagi nigiri or a simple eel makizushi. While creating my latest batch of homemade and somewhat improvised sushi I got the hankering for the sweet, sumptuous nitsume eel sauce and distinct to whip some up, even though I didn’t have any unagi on hand to work with. Turns out I didn’t have very many Japanese ingredients on hand astatine all, so I had to “westernize” the formula somewhat. The result, to my great surprise, was slightly unlike from conventional nitsume Read the rest of this entry »

Electric Eel Fish

Electric Eel Fish

Electric Eel Fish

Electric Eel Fish

Before I start I just want to say that the electric eel isn’t actually an eel. It is actually a type of fish called a knifefish. Electric eels are some of the strangest enigma’s of the water. People have been capable to harness the electricity that the eel generates to power Christmas trees!

The electric eel is the biggest being in its family and justifiedly so. They can grow up to 6 feet! At this size they are typically 45 pounds. The males of the species typically have a darker color skin. Where humans mouths are Read the rest of this entry »