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  • 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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Is it possible to drown a fish and how?

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

Can Betta fish drown?

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.

What do you do if you are drowning?

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

How do you drown a fish?

you put the fish under water and hold its gills so it cant breath(:

Do fish drown or suffocate in air?

Technically they would suffocate, as drowning is the deprevation of oxygen via liquid entering the lungs.

How do fish drown?

fish can drown if there gills get cloged up or somthing flotes in them

What to do when you drown?

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

Can you drown a fish?

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

Can a fish drown in water?

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,