Blue Hippo Tang: Also known as the Blue Hippo Tang, the Royal Blue Tang, the Regal Tang and the Palette Surgeonfish, the Blue Tang is a very popular fish in the aquarium industry, rising to fame after the release of the films ‘Finding Nemo’ and its sequel ‘Finding Dory’.
Dory’s real-life counterpart is a Paracanthurus hepatus, or Pacific blue tang fish, which is sometimes referred to as a royal blue tang or hippo tang. The name is slightly misleading, since the blue tang isn’t always blue.
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Is Dory a poisonous fish?
DON’T EAT DORY. The Paracanthurus hepatus has poisonous flesh. Eating it may cause ciguatera, a foodborne illness passed on by certain reef fish that have toxins in its flesh. If you happened to accidentally ingest one, it probably wouldn’t kill you—but you’d likely come down with a bad case of diarrhea.
Is Dory fish same as cod fish or tilapia?
How do you even compare dory with cod or tilapia? It’s a totally different fish, totally different thing. If you are the sort who is unable to make out the difference between different types of fish, then probably you should just stick to dory. There is a misconception that John Dory and tilapia are the same fish, but this is completely inaccurate. Apart from both being white fish, the two have little else in common.
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