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Why do fishes have stones in their head? You will be glad to know the answer.

Have you ever been enjoying your favourite fish dish when you crack a stone while chewing the head? Well I believe I'm correct when I say that at least anyone who eat fish has experienced that and it makes you wonder, for a thousand times, why fishes have stones in their head and whether it's even their brain that you've just cracked and chewed.  Rest assured that it's neither their brain or just any stone that you just chewed on but rather what we called otoliths, or ear stones.  Otoliths are calcium carbonate

  2 months ago
Why do fishes have stones in their head?  You will be glad to know the answer.