Orange roughy, red roughy or the deep sea perch is a is a relatively large fish belonging to the slimehead family. The orange roughy has a mild flavored flesh but in danger due to over fishing and destructive fishing methods like deep sea trawling. The orange roughy is a remarkable fish that has been recorded to live up to 149 years and is thus very prone to over fishing. The demand for the orange roughy has increased recently due to convenience of fishing. The orange roughy is a bright brick red in color but fades to yellowish orange after death. Orange roughy are baked, stuffed, cooked and broiled and can be cooked in various other ways. The orange roughy is sold fresh, frozen , filleted and skinned an is on eh list of fish consumers should avoid the most.