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Old 06-07-2013, 05:44 PM
 
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Goldfish can grow really large if they live in a pond. Has anyone in here tasted goldfish? Are they good? Maybe taste like Tilapia?
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:42 AM
 
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Stir that pot.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:22 AM
 
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Stir that pot.
Killing chicken and slaughtering cows are totally okay, but asking about how goldfish taste, taboo?
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:21 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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I don't have a problem with eating goldfish but since they are really Carp, I wouldn't bother. Carp taste muddy, like catfish from a stagnant pond only worse, and are very bony. They are better smoked but there are too many better tasting fish to eat carp (or goldfish).
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:52 AM
 
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Killing chicken and slaughtering cows are totally okay, but asking about how goldfish taste, taboo?
Goldfish are kept as pets. Most people do not generally eat their pets. I can't recall ever hearing of a goldfish farm in the U.S. where people farm goldfish for human consumption.
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:01 PM
 
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Goldfish are kept as pets. Most people do not generally eat their pets.
Most people don't go to Europe for vacation either. Does that mean that if you go to Europe for vacation, you're a total outcast?
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:11 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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I have large outdoor/pond goldfish and yes, I have wondered what they'd be like to eat (not that I would!)

In researching carp, I found that over the centuries (as farmed or domesticated fish) they've developed into two distinct subtypes.
a: Those that were bred or fished for food. They tend to be fast-growing, easy to care for and meaty.
b: Those that were bred and developed for decoration/pets/family heirlooms. (Some Koi are passed down from generation to generation.) They tend to be slower-growing, need more care to get large and are generally not tasty fish.

So, just as one would probably not choose a lowly common lake carp or catfish as a decorative fish for a pond, one would not bother eating their Koi or fantails or other fancy goldfish.

One was raised for food/pets, the other for decoration. Koi and large goldfish wouldn't make very good eating anyhow.

I'm not motivated enough to find links supporting my statements for you but they're easy enough to find.
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:49 AM
 
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Most people don't go to Europe for vacation either. Does that mean that if you go to Europe for vacation, you're a total outcast?
What? That is laughable, MANY people vacation in Europe! It is a huge vacation destination! Even if it were remotely true, it has absolutely nothing to do with the issue.

You continually make strange posts regarding fish, keeping them in bowls etc., I just cannot take your threads seriously.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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Goldfish can grow really large if they live in a pond. Has anyone in here tasted goldfish? Are they good? Maybe taste like Tilapia?
Goldfish is edible.
They probably taste like what they eat. So if you are feeding them the flakes or pellet food, put some in your mouth, that's probably what they taste like.
If it's in a pond, it's probably taste like whatever that pond water taste like. They eat any and everything, including snails.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:02 PM
 
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What? That is laughable, MANY people vacation in Europe!
You said "most" and most people don't vacation in Europe.

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I just cannot take your threads seriously.
Why you got to hate?
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