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Shouldn't it be called "Reef Fish"??

Am I a total dumba$$? Who says, reef fishes? I'm pretty sure the correct english is "Reef Fish"

For example: "Hi, do you sell reef fishes at this fish store?"

"uh..... mmmmm..... er...... are you from Bakersfield?"


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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12877115#post12877115 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by natomasreefer
Am I a total dumba$$?
Well... erm... ;)

I'm not sure, but I believe fish refers to multiple individuals, while fishes refers to multiple types of fish

Right on the button. From Wikipedia (which we know is infallible... )

Fish or fishes

Though often used interchangeably, these words actually mean different things. Fish is used either as singular noun or to describe a group of specimens from a single species. Fishes describes a group containing more than one species. Hence, as plurals, these words could be used thus:

* My aquarium contains three different fishes: guppies, platies, and swordtails.
* The North Atlantic stock of Gadus morhua is estimated to contain several million fish.


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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12877711#post12877711 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by lawboy888
we need to speak gooder English :)

Amen brother!



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Profanity will quickly get you a suspension here, natomareefer.

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