If I Were A Fish (Essay Sample)

If I were a fish

I have always loved fish because it is a unique creature; in the corner of my room is an aquarium where I keep different type species of fish. I love goldfish because of its bright colors.  I have always wondered how fish survive in the sea. If I were a fish, I would prefer being a goldfish with bright colors. I could swim the whole day without caring much of what goes on in the world. Seeing the fish in the aquarium of my room makes me imagine myself as a fish. I wonder which color will suit me, is it white, black, or grey fish.

My new home will be the cold seawater with pebbles. I would not like to live in an enclosed aquarium like the fish in my room because I think it’s limiting. I prefer living in a big sea with fresh water where I can swim throughout from one place to the other. I would meet all types of fish like goldfish and make many new friends. I would see other beautiful sea creatures that I always read about. I imagine meeting other species with two huge white spots on their body others with flat orange tails. I imagine living in clear water, swimming every time I want to, and visiting all places I feel like. However, I fear being trapped in a fisherman’s net with my friends knowing that we are going to be eaten by humans; this is the only idea that frightens me. I cannot imagine that if I am a fish, my life can be cut short by fishermen.

I have always imagined that if I were a fish, I would be small but cute fish. I imagine that sea life will be easy because all I have to do is swim.  I would be happy because all I need to do is swim and look for food which is readily available within my surrounding without worrying much about life. Since I do not know how to swim, if I were a fish I would easily swim just like walking in the street.

Since fish move against the current using my fins, I can swim with little effort that why I prefer living underwater compared to living on earth. With my stiff bright layer of my outer skin, water will not enter into my body, and I would have a glowing skin if I were a fish. I have always wondered how fish survive in water without their skin being damaged; these are some of the experiences I will encounter if I were a fish. Having a special structure of the backbone and muscles, I can move forward and backward, upward and downward with ease.  I can swim up to the bottom of the sea without drowning because of the air sacs in my body. If I want to rise to the water surface, all I need to do is to fill the sacs with air. These are the many exciting things I would experience if I were a fish.

I have always imagined living in a big sea with other creatures; if I was a fish, I could swim delightfully with my friend meet new friends and other fish. I would enjoy the company of other colleagues and older fish and living life blissfully. I can imagine encountering other unfriendly creatures that would scare us and chase us away from their playing ground. I would not like to be a pet fish. Instead, I prefer living in the deep waters of the sea where I can see the beautiful sea world.

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