Solution: The chances of survival of marine fish will reduce if placed in a freshwater aquarium as their bodies are accustomed to an environment with higher salt concentrations. In a freshwater environment, fishes will face difficulties in regulating the entry of water into their body through the process of osmosis. Due to less concentration of salt in freshwater, a hypotonic environment is created outside the fish’s body. This situation leads to the entry of water into their body which causes their body to swell leading to the death of the marine fish.
If a marine fish is placed in a freshwater aquarium, will the fish be able to survive? Why or why not?