Bangus (milkfish): The Bonuan bangus is milkfish cultivated in shallow ponds for it to fatten on the bottom algae that gives it its characteristic mild flavor, something the Europeans describe in freshwater fish as a "sweet-water taste". Bonuan bangus are hunchbacked because they always push to gather the algae at the bottom of the pond. This is also why the lower tail is shorter: because of the constant abrasion it goes through when feeding. This is why some unscrupulous sellers of other types of bangus go to the extent of cutting or snipping the lower end of the tail of non-Bonuan bangus. The ideal size is about 11 to 12 inches.