Do Fish Ever Get Thirsty or Do they Drink Water?
Scientific Osmosis of Fishes
Everyone knows how important water is for humans to survive, but have you ever wondered whether fish feel thirsty just like humans?
Do fish get thirsty? The fact is that fish do not actually drink water, they absorb water through their skin and gills. The fishes have an organ called gills
Through gills, they absorb water inside them and this scientific process is called osmosis. This means if spoken in a line, the fish do not drink water but absorb it
The basic function of gills is to allow fish to breathe underwater. Fish Gills take oxygen from the water and let the water carry away carbon dioxide
In the case of oceans, where, unlike rivers, the water contains salt, the fishes there have a special mechanism in their gills
Yes, there is a special system by which the excess salt of the seawater gets out and they are able to enjoy normal water
Gills can absorb water whenever it is required and that is why they never get this feeling of thirst. These gills always keep the water content of their body balanced
In humans that is something called thirst, this feeling is not experienced by fishes, which means fishes never feel thirsty because of their magical part called gills