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Most fish can't ... but so long as their gills are wet they can extract oxygen that is dissolved in the water that they swim in. The gills also act to eliminate CO2 and nitrogen wastes (usually ammonia).

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What kind of fish can breath air?

Fish that can breath air directly from the surface, such as the ever popular betta, are referred to as labyrinth.


What type of air do fish breath?

Most fish do not breath air. They obtain the Oxygen they need to live from that dissolved in the water in which they swim. Their organ for doing this is galled a 'gill'; fish have 'gills'. However, there are some fish which can survive out of water by gulping air. These are called 'lung fish' and 'mud skippers'. The air they gulp (not breath) is the same air that you breath; the atmosphere of the planet Earth.


How can neon fish breathe?

because water is how they breath and air is how we breath. we cannot breath in water so they cannot breath in air.


Do you need air to breath?

not if you are a fish


Why are fish not humans?

because fish have gills and breath in water and we breath air through our lungs


Do fish die out of water?

No, because fish can breath air.


Why fish will die after coming from water?

humans only breath in air, and fish only breath in water. so a fish in air would be like you drowning in the water.


What type of respiratory system does fish have?

Fish breath little air particles in the water and kills separate the water from the air in the water but the air is not air that humans can breath its too thin


Why do fish suffocate in air?

fish suffocate in air because they dont have enough nitrogen to breath


Do fish breathe air?

yes , fish breathe the air that is inside the waterNo, Most fish do not breath air. They obtain the Oxygen they need to live from that dissolved in the water in which they swim. Their organ for doing this is galled a 'gill'; fish have 'gills'.However, there are some fish which can survive out of water by gulping air. These are called 'lung fish' and 'mud skippers'. The air they gulp (not breath) is the same air that you breath; the atmosphere of the planet Earth.


Why do dolphins need to go to the surface to breath and fish do not?

Dolphins go to the surface because they need air (oxygen) to breath and fish can air (oxygen) from the water.


Why can't dolphins breath underwater like fish but breath like humans?

Dolphins are mammals, breath air and have lungs. Fish filter oxygen from the water using gills.Dolphins are mammals, breath air and have lungs. Fish filter oxygen from the water using gills.


What fish do with gas?

the gas is may be another chemical that the fish can breath at the surface an can help to make the fish can breath at small air and big water.


What makes a dolphin different from a fish?

a dolphin is different from a fish as it is a mammal, so dolphins breath are and you already know that fish don't breath air.


What does fish breath?

Air in the water through their gills


Is a shark a fish or mammals?

They are, mammals breath air


Are dolphin and dolphin fish the same?

no. a dolphin is a mammal. a dolphin fish is a fish that does not breath air


Why can't fish breath air?

because fish have gills only water can pass threw water not air


How do you tell a shark from a dolphin?

Shark are fish and breath water Dolphin are mammals and breath air.


Could a fish survive in a forest?

No,because fish breath in water if the fish is in the forest they need to go to the river,and fish cant breath in the air but water can


How does a fish breath?

Fish take air from gills with water and inside gills there are small holes which seprate air from water.


How do betta fish breath?

Betta fish are different from most fish in that they gulp air from the surface. The air is then forced into an organ called the labyrinth organ, which extracts oxygen from the air.


Which air is in the balloon?

There's only one kind of air: The AIR you breath and live in (not being a fish)


Why do fish need air so badly?

fish need air because they won't be able to breath if they didn't have air, and fish need air badly because they spend most time in the water. fish need air as much as we do.


Do betta fish breath air?

Yes. All fish need oxygen, including Betta fish. But Betta fish, as well as Gouramis are labyrinth fishes that have a structure that allow it to breath straight oxygen from regular air, they can also use there gills as well.