Do Fish Get Thirsty

Do Fish Get Thirsty. Instead, there is another mechanism that controls and regulates water percentages in their body. But, the process of using water is different for freshwater fish and seawater fish.

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Fish in freshwater do not actively consume water because in that way the fluids in their body gets extremely dilute with low amounts of solutes. No, they don't have the sense to feel thirst but yes, they do drink water. This is a great question, torben, thanks very much for sending it in.

Fish in freshwater do not actively consume water because in that way the fluids in their body gets extremely dilute with low amounts of solutes.

Freshwater fish don't actively drink water by their mouth, because if they do, they run a high risk of having their blood diluted. So seawater fish do drink water, does that mean that they get thirsty? So essentially, they lose water through their gills to the seawater. As with marine fish, river or freshwater fish also drink water, but in noticeably smaller quantities.


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