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"Salmon is salmon big or small
It takes about four years for a salmon to reach maturity since it must go through many stages of growth before it can swim in salt water.
When a salmon egg hatches, the young is called an alevin and still depends on the yolk sac for nutrition.
After 5 or 10 weeks, the salmon is called a fry and begins to look like a typical fish.
After several months, when the fish has developed its tiger-like markings, it is known as a parr.
Finally, after about 3 years, the parr ages into a smolt, which is the last stage of life before adulthood.
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