There has been recent increase in demand for scaly fish. Fish with scale and fins are equipped with digestive system that prevents the absorption of poisons and toxins into their flesh from the waters they come from. Collagen derived from fish scales could be used to heal wounds and for various biomedical applications. If you would like to live a healthy vibrant life, at least consider replacing some of those red meat meals, with some delicious fish. Reduce or eliminate shellfish from your diet and be sure that your fish has scales and fins. Heterotis (heterotis niloticus) is one of the indigenous fishes with fins and scales. Its ability to survive in deoxygenated waters together with its great growth rate makes it a candidate for aquaculture.
B. N. Kenge*, M.S. Abdullahi and K. A. Njoku-Onu