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Fish Facts

The animal group that the species belongs to
Fresh, Brackish, Salt
What kind of foods the animal eats
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
2.5cm - 1m (0.9in - 3ft)
Optimum pH Level:
The perfect acidity conditions for the animal
5 - 9
How long the animal lives for
1 - 60 years
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
Black, White, Yellow, Orange, Silver, Blue, Green, Red
Skin Type:
The protective layer of the animal
The specific area where the animal lives
All freshwater and saltwater habitats

Fish Location

Map of Fish Locations


Fish are found in every ocean, lake, river and stream in all corners of the globe, in many sizes, colours and species. Most fish (depending on size) tend to eat plankton in the water, insects and smaller fish.

Fish respire through gills in the sides of their heads, allowing the fish to breath underwater. Fish return to the water surface for air at varying intervals. The electric eel fish can go for up to 10 minutes without resurfacing for air.

Due to the bright colours of fish, and the fact that fish are extremely peaceful animals, many people today now keep all kinds of fish in tanks and ponds.

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First Published: 10th November 2008, Last Updated: 7th November 2019

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