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Can a fish drown?
- A fish would drown in water that is not sufficiently oxygenated.
- Actually the question is not a silly as it sounds and does not only occur when there is not enough oxygen in the water. Under the right conditions (or in this case, the wrong conditions) a fish can actually drown just as surely as a human can. Drowning is caused by suffocation in a body of water, it is accurate to say a fish that is starved of oxygen while in the water has in fact drowned. Fish breathe by taking in oxygen from the water and if the body of water they are living has a depleted oxygen supply, then the fish must either move to a new, oxygen rich area, or drown. During summer months in particular, the deep lakes' oxygen supply can easily become depleted due to animal respiration and decay of vegetation. This causes large groups of fish to die, as they very often refuse to move out of the oxygen-less region. There are even some species of fish that have developed such complex respiratory systems that they can only breath outside of the water. Fish, such as the Climbing Perch fish, can get out of a body of water and survive on land, but many need to breathe our air as well as gaining oxygen in the water. If these fish are forced to stay under water, they will not gain the necessary oxygen they need to survive, resulting in the fish drowning. The Climbing Perch have a respiratory system that is dependent on our oxygen rich air and the fish will drown if forced to stay underwater for to long, no matter how much oxygen is in the water.
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fish can drown if you poke it in the eye.
Yes, but only when you pull it backwards and it gets to much water in its gills Whoever said that is retarded, that would be like a human coughing to death. A fish can drown…, but not that way. There are two ways a fish can (technically) "drown." First of all, a fish drowning would be like a human breathing to death, henceforth impossible unless all the oxygen was gone. That's where my first point comes in. Fish drown in air. When you drown, you are taken from your breathing source and put into one you can't adapt to, causing you to drown. If we breathe in a generous amount of air, we don't die do we? No. That's why the first person is completely wrong. That would be like somebody being forced to breathe in deeply for the doctor. The second way a fish would drown, (I don't exactly count this as drowning, but my fellow colleagues do.), is if you Shove a hose down their throat and fill them with water until they burst. The reason why this is considered drowning by some, is because the Webster's definition of drowning is "Being submerged in water and dying." It isn't a very specific definition, but there's nothing there that says "inhaling water,". In summary to this topic, fish do not drown. They either are pulled out of water, or filled with water until they burst. P.S.: To those who say, "Yes a fish can drown! Just cover its gills!!" No. You are wrong, that is suffocation, not drowning. It would be like choking a human. Hope I helped!!
you put the fish under water and hold its gills so it cant breath(:
Yes a fish can drown if they are kept in water completely devoid of oxygen and they are unable to get to the surface to desperately gasp for their lives. Fish breathe oxygen, …not water, they filter oxygen out the water through their gills. If the water has no oxygen, they effectively suffocate.
fish can drown if there gills get cloged up or somthing flotes in them
beta fish cannot drowned. even if you take the out of the water for like 5 sec. and put them back in the water they will still be alive, frightend, but alive.
yes, it is possible to drown a fish because if you have one in a fish tank and cover up the air whole suction tight, then they cant breathe.
A fish will not drown in water if it gets a hole in its fin. Lots of fish (like piranhas) nip holes into other fish's fins as a source of food because fins grow back quickly. … if he is not swiming properly or just sitting on the bottom of the tank, it can mean he may have an infection... keep an eye on it
Yes, If you take it's tail and drag it backwards
No, its gills will automaticly close.
You firmly take it's tail and drag it backwards
In Care of Fish
No a fish can not drown, Drowning is death from asphyxia due to suffocation caused by a liquid entering the lungs and preventing the absorption of oxygen leading to cerebral… hypoxia and myocardial infarction. Since fish don't have lungs it is impossible for them to drown.