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Fish are aquatic vertebrates. They live and breathe in water. Fish are found in almost any underwater habitat. There are freshwater or saltwater species of fish. Most fish have streamlined bodies for swimming well in the water. Their body is divided into head, trunk, and tail. Fish have gills for breathing, fins for swimming and scales for protection. There are over 25,000 identified fish species in the world. Fish are an important source of food for many people around the world. Fishkeeping is a hobby and means keeping fish in a home aquarium or in a garden pond. Some species like goldfish or koi make great pets and are fun to keep.

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