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Goldfish use alcohol to survive in icy waters, scientists find – The Scotsman

“However, this is still a much better situation than filling up with lactic acid, which is the metabolic end product for other vertebrates, including humans, when devoid of oxygen.”

“Thereby avoiding competition and escaping predation by other fish species with which they normally interact in better oxygenated waters.

“It’s no wonder then that the crucian carp’s cousin the goldfish is arguably one of the most resilient pets under human care.”

Goldfish create alcohol to survive below icy surfaces, scientists have discovered, enough to exceed the drink-driVe limit.

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