What kind of fish is "White Roughy?"?

I know what Orange Roughy is, but what is White Roughy? I've heard that it's also known as Basa Fillet. This restaurant I love serves it, but I have no idea what kind of fish I'm eating.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Dean, A white roughy is nothing more than an orange roughy that has turned white. They change colors.

    Basa is supposed to be some oriental catfish.

    This is an orange roughy turned white: http://www.mar-eco.no/learning-zone/backgrounders/...

    Basa: http://www.squidoo.com/basa

    Hope that helps. ~ good luck catchin'.

    Note: you may wanna check this out and perhaps re-evalutate the place you have been eating. http://www.fda.gov/ora/fiars/ora_import_ia1604.htm...

    • Mark5 years agoReport

      According to the FDA, there is no such thing as "white roughy" aka "white ruffy." What you are eating is really an Asian catfish in the genus pangasius also called basa fish. For those who keep kosher, it does not meet the requirements for being kosher.

  • 3 years ago

    White Roughy

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    4 years ago

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  • Keren
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    4 years ago

    White fish is a type of fresh water fish that prefers colder water temperatures in deeper lakes or streams of at least 3 feet of depth. They come from 3 genus (coregonus, prosopium, and stenodus) in the family of salmonidae. They range in size from the 6 inch long pygmy whitefish to the 49 inch 55 pound sheefish. White fish can be caught in deeper lakes and streams from Utah north all the way to the arctic.

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  • 5 years ago

    According to the FDA, there is no such fish as "white roughy" (aka "white ruffy"). It is a fictitious name used to market what is really a type of Asian catfish in the Pangasius family, commonly known as basa fish. Additionally, for our Jewish friends who keep kosher, it is not considered to be kosher.

  • Grace
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    4 years ago

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    They say it's Alaskan Flounder but i don't think the Flounders are even caught in Alaska They do have Halibut though.As for White Fish they are caught in deep cold fresh water lakes.Here in Michigan we have a great supply of white Fish in the Great Lakes.(Superior being the best) but lake Michigan,Huron,and Erie all have good amounts of White Fish.I've caught them from shore in the St Clair river,off piers in lake Michigan and off White Fish Point in lake Superior(where the Edmond Fitzgerald sank).

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