Can fish drown?

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The reason why fish must live in water and will die if they are taken out of the water is because fish need to breathe. Just like you, a fish’s body needs oxygen. But instead of getting oxygen from the air using lungs (like humans do), fish get oxygen from the water using gills.

A fish can “drown” if there is not enough oxygen in the water for them to breathe. This could happen if a body of water is really polluted, for example. Some people would also say a fish “drowns” when it’s taken out of the water, since it’s no longer able to breathe.

You can help prevent fish from having any “drowning” problems by respecting them and their environment. Likewise, you can keep yourself safe too by always following safety rules when you are in or near water.

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