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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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Yes, it is possible to drown a fish. What you need: An airtight boxA fishYourself Go to a lake, ocean, or place with very deep water. Before you jump in, place the fish in… an airtight container with NO WATER. Jump in the water with the airtight container and drown. You will drown with the fish, but yea, who cares.
yes because believe it or not, they breath oxygen. that's why they swim to the surface and open their mouths. if there's no gap for air then they will drown.
The nature of drowning is that you're burning more oxygen than you're able to replace. So breaking that cycle is your primary goal. This is accomplished by achieving two goals…: reducing your oxygen need and acquiring more oxygen. So -- first goal is to try and get your head up and get a large "swallow" or "bite" of air. Obviously, you want to avoid choking when you do, so be careful. Once you have your lungs full of air, you aren't likely to sink unless you're wearing something heavier than water. If you are, your next step is to ditch anything heavier than water. Shoes are a good start, but if you're diving with a weight belt, that should go too. As you're doing this, get another bite of air. Once you're buoyant and are floating on the surface, you still aren't likely to be able to hold your head entirely out of the water. So, remain floating face down and concentrate on relaxing any muscles you aren't using at the moment. People tense up in panic situations and flexed muscles burn oxygen far faster than relaxed muscles. Soon, though, you'll need more air... so try this... Ease one leg slowly in front of the other so your legs are in a "V" shape, from front to back. At the same turn, slowly ease your hands together, up to the surface of the water. Once you're in this position, you're going to do a few things all in a continuous sequence:You'll scissor your legs together, thrusting you forward and up, and at the same time you'll press DOWN with your hands together, thrusting your face up.Exhale either before or as your face is rising to the surface.When your face breaks the surface, catch a breath and hold it.Relax, and go face down in the water.Repeat as necessary. Once you've gotten this to work and are getting enough air, start trying to find land, and point yourself to it. Without flotation and if you're not a good swimmer or are fatigued, yelling for help burns a LOT of oxygen and energy, and probably should be avoided unless you're SURE it will help. See the link below for more details.
No, its gills will automaticly close.
you put the fish under water and hold its gills so it cant breath(:
there would still be 6 fish in the pool dumb-nut!!!! lol
Technically they would suffocate, as drowning is the deprevation of oxygen via liquid entering the lungs.
fish can drown if there gills get cloged up or somthing flotes in them
Nope not that i know of ive had to do that to all my fish to stop them from fighting.
You can't really do anything, because you're dead. I mean this is just a guess but I think all you do after you drown is blow bubbles and sink. Those bubbles are more and more… air coming out of your body and not returning. Lungs don't work for water: that's the reason why people can't breathe underwater. Humans don't have gills, either. So I guess the answer is blowing bubbles, sinking, and dying.
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!!
your answer is 8 fish, fish can drown only if they swim backwards andwater gets in to their gils If there were five fish in the sea and two droned the there would still be fi…ve fish because in this case they are not swimming backwards.
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Yes. You can pull it side to side and front to back
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.
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.