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  • Mahi mahi (also called dolphin or dorado) are subtropical saltwater fish with striking gold, green and blue coloration. They eat a carnivorous diet, and they are valued as a food source in many parts of the world.

    Fish

    Live fish form the majority of the mahi mahi's diet. Mahi mahi will eat almost all species of fish, especially smaller specimens.

    Zooplankton

    Clusters of small animals, called zooplankton, may include fish fry, small crustaceans, worms, flukes and aquatic insects. Mahi mahi eagerly accept most forms of zooplankton.

    Crustaceans

    Mahi mahi may eat crustaceans like shrimp, lobster and crabs.

    Cephalopods

    Mahi mahi will sometimes eat squid, especially if there is little other food available. They may also eat other cephalopods like octopus and cuttlefish.

    Considerations

    Because the mahi mahi is predatory, its meat may accumulate toxins (such as PCB and mercury) found in its prey.

    Source:

    FishBase.org

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