This is a part of Asian culture, not common in Western countries. Asian people sometimes are willing to eat fish that still has some bones in it.
When eating, adults know how to rub the fish from side to side so that the bones can poke out and they use their fingers to take the bones out. Small children can't do that.
Normally, you need an art of eating fish to do it and you have to do it with care or else you may choke on bones.
Is it idiomatic to say "make sure you rock the fish to get its bones out or else you will choke on them"?