110 Best Fish Riddles That Will Reel You In [Free Riddle Cards]

Last Updated on March 9, 2024 by Michele Tripple

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Looking for a school of riddles that are sure to make you feel fin-tastic? Dive into our collection of fish riddles! These brain teasers are perfect for anyone who loves the sea or just needs a break from the daily grind. From silly riddles about fish’s favorite instrument to tricky riddles about fishy wordplays, we’ve got everything you need to get hooked on laughter.

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Now, we know what you’re thinking: fish riddles? Aren’t those a little bit… fishy? But trust us, these riddles are no fluke. They’re so fin-tastic, you might even say they’re the cream of the ocean crop. So cast your line and see what kind of catch you can reel in – we promise you won’t be disappointed.

Share these with friends and family for brain-challenging riddles and laughter. For even more fun try to solve our Confusing Riddles and our Emoji Riddles.

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Best Fish Riddles

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  • Alive as you but without breath, As cold in my life as in my death; Never a thirst though I always drink, Dressed in a mail but never a clink. I am a? Fish.
  • Why was the unemployed dolphin trainer so sad? His life had no porpoise.
  • There is a kind of fish that can never swim. What is that? A dead fish.
  • There were seven fish in the sea. Two drowned and three swam away. How many are left? Four because fish can’t drown.
  • There is an old abandoned house, there are six fish, and three die. How many are left? Six no one cleaned the tank out. You probably said three.
  • Why can’t fish play volleyball? Because they are afraid of the net.
  • What do you get when cross a school of fish with a herd of elephants? Swimming Trunks!
  • What kind of fish are useful in freezing weather? Skates.
  • There are two bodies on the floor. They are surrounded by water and broken glass. How did they die? The bodies were goldfish because their fishbowl got knocked over onto the floor and broke.
  • What do you get when you cross a fish and a kitten? A purr-anha.
  • If you have nine fish in a fish bowl and 3 drown how many fish do you have left? Nine because fish don’t drown.
  • If you hadn’t put me in a bowl, I would have lived for 20 years. What am I? I’m your goldfish, you monster.
  • What kind of kind of fish goes well with peanut butter? Jellyfish.
  • If you eat me, my sender will eat you. What am I? A Fish Hook.
  • If fish lived on land, where would they live? In Finland.
  • How do fish communicate? With a shell phone.
  • 10 fish are in a tank. 10 drown. How many died? None, cause fish can’t drown.
  • Why shouldn’t you eat French fish? It’s “poisson”.
  • Why are some fish at the bottom of the ocean? Because they dropped out of school!
  • Where do jellyfish sleep? In tent-acles.
  • Where do fish go for vacation? Finland.
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  • What is the best way to communicate with a fish? Drop it a line.
  • What kind of horse can swim underwater without coming up for air? A seahorse.
  • Why is it so easy to weigh fish? Because they have their own scales.
  • What musical instrument would you use to catch a fish? Castanets.
  • What does a shark eat with peanut butter? Jellyfish!
  • Why do penguins carry fish in their beaks?  Because they don’t have any pockets!
  • What do you call a fish with no eyes? Fsh.
  • Why ought a fisherman to be very wealthy? Because he is all net profit.
  • Which fish do you find in heaven? Angelfish.
  • Why do fish live in salt water? Because pepper makes them sneeze!
  • Where do fish keep their money? In the river bank.
  • What do you call a big fish who makes you an offer you can’t refuse? The Codfather.
  • Who made the fish’s wish come true?  Its fairy cod-mother.
  • Why did the fish cross the road? Somebody threw it!
  • How does Mother Earth fish?  With North and South Poles!
  • What do you call a rich fish? Goldfish
  • Why are Fish so smart? Because they live in schools
  • What is a pirate’s favorite fish? A swordfish
  • What do you get when you cross a fish and drumsticks? Fishsticks
  • What do you call a cat crossed with a fish? Catfish
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  • What fish is the most valuable? The goldfish.
  • What do sea monsters eat for lunch? Fish and chips
  • What can someone do that a fish has? Scale.
  • What do fish use for money?  Sand dollars!
  • What sea animal can be adjusted to play music? The tune-a fish!
  • What animal is it the hardest to have a staring contest with? A fish. They cannot blink!
  • What is dry on the outside, filled with water and blows up buildings? A fish tank.
  • Slippery, wet and greasy, when it’s in it’s easy, when it’s out it jumps about, slippery wet, and greasy. What am I? A Fish.
  • What do librarians take fishing?  Bookworms!
  • Name three types of fish that one can never catch? Selfish, wolfish, and huffish.
  • Why didn’t Noah go fishing? He only had two worms.
  • I am alive without breath and cold as death. I am never thirsty but always drinking. What am I? Fish
  • What is the best way to catch a fish? Have someone throw it at you.
  • Where does a fish get its food? At the fish market.
  • What is stranger than seeing a cat fish? Seeing a fish bowl.
  • What is a knight’s favorite fish? A swordfish.
  • If the earth was flat and a fish swam over the edge, where would it go? Trouter space.
  • Why did the flounder celebrate Hanukkah instead of Christmas?  Because he’s Jewfish
  • What a is ghosts favorite pet? A ghoulfish!
  • Why did the fish blush? Because it saw the ocean’s bottom!
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  • How does a fish keep its home tidy? With a vacuumfin!
  • How do you communicate with a fish? You drop them a line!
  • Why do fish live in saltwater? Because pepperwater makes them sneeze!
  • What did the fish say when it swam into a wall? Dam!
  • Why aren’t fish good dancers? They have two left fins!
  • What do you call a fish in a suit? A gentleman-tuna!
  • How do fish organize parties? They send out eel-evites!
  • What’s a fish’s favorite karaoke song? “I Will Always Love EWE!”
  • Why are fish such great musicians? Because they can play scale!
  • Why do fish study in schools? So they can get bait-ter jobs!
  • What do you call a fish who loves to travel? A globe-trotter!
  • How do you make a fish laugh? You tell it a whale of a joke!
  • Why do fish hate basketball? Because of all the nets!
  • What’s a fish’s favorite workout? Swimnasium!
  • Why did the fish go to art school? To learn how to draw blood!
  • How do fish show their love? With lots of smooches!
  • Why aren’t fish good at math? They always end up in the minnows!
  • What did the fish say when it hit the wall? “Oh, coral!”
  • Why do fish avoid drama? Because they don’t want to get caught up in a sea-quel!
  • What’s a fish’s favorite type of movie? A rom-comet!
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  • How do fish win over their crush? They always tell them they’re reel-y into them!
  • What’s a fish’s favorite type of salad? A seaweed salad of course!
  • Why are fish bad at telling stories? They always get caught up on the hook!
  • What’s a fish’s favorite sport? Carp-etball!
  • Why did the fish cross the road? To get to the Bait Shop!
  • What do you call a fish that wears a bowtie? A finscessory!
  • What do you call a fish that’s always ready to go? A go-fish!
  • What do you call a fish that’s always late? A kipperable offense!
  • How do fish avoid getting sunburned? They always wear a tail-guard.
  • What’s a fish’s favorite game to play? Catchphrase!
  • How did the fish meet its soulmate? On Plenty of Whales!
  • What do you call a fish that’s always hungry? A seafoodie!
  • Why don’t fish celebrate Halloween? They don’t like to show off their skele-fins!
  • What’s a fish’s favorite type of sushi? Anything with roe in it!
  • Why do fish never get lost? They always have a compass rose to follow!
  • What’s a fish’s favorite type of social media? Instafish!
  • What’s a fish’s favorite type of theater? Broadway-tus!
  • What do you call a fish that’s always gossiping? A salt-spreader!
  • How do fish stay warm in the winter? They always wear eel-caps!
  • Why do fish love the beach? They love to soak up some ray-fish!
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  • What do you call a fish that’s always putting on a show? A dramaquarium!
  • Why do fish never have to worry about parking tickets? Because they’re always in schools!
  • What do you call a fish that’s always asking for favors? An ocean moocher!
  • Why do fish never give up? Because they’re always hooked on life!
  • What’s a fish’s favorite type of food? Sea-sonsed seaweed!
  • What do you call a fish that’s always wearing headphones? A tune-a-fish!
  • Why do fish have a hard time opening jars? Because their fins are too slippery!
  • What’s a fish’s favorite type of dance? The whirling dervish tuna!
  • What do you call a fish that’s always double-crossing its friends? A trout-bledore!

Do you have some fun fish riddles that we forgot? Share them in the comments so we can try and solve them!

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