how can you tell if salmon went bad

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  1. ray vera

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    is it normal for packaged fish to feel a little slimy at the tail
     
  2. grande

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    Exterior of the fish is always a little slimy, if it's whole fish. Traditionally, smell it, check the eyes(they should be vibrant and lively), and check around the gills- everything should be nice and red. Here's a couple of questions:
    Did you check the pack date when you bought it or just the experation?
    How long was it in your fridge, in the packaging?
    Where did you get it?
    Why was it in packaging? I'm in Seattle and there's salmon everywhere, so maybe that's just me.
    Was it previously frozen?
    Fish that's off will SMELL
     
  3. luc_h

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  4. chefbuba

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    Another thing to add is that if fish smells "fishy" then it's not fresh.
     
  5. lagom

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    You can also tell its gone bad when it starts smoking cigarettes and hanging out with the wrong crowd 😄
     
    french fries and grande like this.
  6. ed buchanan

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    When  it gets you sick
     
  7. grande

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    Uh-oh, that's too late!