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Slimy or scaly

Are fish considered slimy, scaly, or both? O.o

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they have a slime coat and scales, so i would say both.... lol. but they feel more slimy than scaly.... idk. lol.

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xD I want everyones opinion. I think it's more slimy too but they have scales too.

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fish are so odd...

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Why do vegetarians eat them. O.o

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some vegetarians eat them because they're either a) stupid and think fish don't have feelings, b) hypocrites or c) "dietary veterinarians" who do it for the health benefits, not for animal rights reasons.

as to the OP, most fish are scaly but covered in a thin mucous layer, so the answer is both. cartilaginous fish (sharks, rays and jawless fish such as lampreys and hagfish) do not have scales the way the majority of fish do, but instead have skin covered in billions of tiny tooth-like protrusions, so they'd be more "sandpapery" with a thin mucous layer.

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Are lampreys those blood suckish fish?

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Are lampreys those blood suckish fish?
yeah, they're the ones with the mouth that looks like a sucker full of teeth, or like the sarlacc from star wars




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How amazingly unlikely is your birth,
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
'Cause there's bugger-all down here on Earth.

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That makes me scared. There are a bunch in a lake near me.

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unless they're particularly large they probably won't bother you. they tend to not feed on animals that are too much bigger than themselves (a five inch lamprey would go after a large bass or sturgeon, but not a human)

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