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    Which is the correct plural of 'Fish'? -'Fishes' or 'Fish' itself. Someone once told me that the correct plural of the noun 'Fish' is the noun itself. But I have often read 'Fishes' in several different texts. So which one is correct?

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    Which is the correct plural of 'Fish'? -'Fishes' or 'Fish' itself. Someone once told me that the correct plural of the noun 'Fish' is the noun itself. But I have often read 'Fishes' in several different texts. So which one is correct?
    They are both possible.

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    They are, but 'fish' is much more common.

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