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Pet Your Fish

By Evan Ackerman

Fish Tank

Why don’t I keep fish as pets? It’s simple: lack of interactivity. Sure, they’re pretty or whatever, but you just sprinkle food at them occasionally and they go about their business while you go about yours. This fish tank however brings you and the fish together, letting you feed the fish much more directly. The little cups on the sides of the tank in the picture are connected to the tank and open to the air, which allows the fish to swim into the cups to be hand fed (and petted or nuzzled if that’s your thing). The tank is sealed at the top, creating a vacuum which prevents the water from pouring out. It’s a custom tank, but it should be a fairly straightforward DIY project if you’re fish-obsessed, or just really really lonely. Lots more pics here.

[ Impossible Fish Tank ] VIA [ Fark ]







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  • http://www.themensgiftguide.com Justin

    I guess this is the definition of a very complex device to solve an easy problem. If you want more interaction with your fish, just open up the top and feed them. I have fish, and they beg more than my dog. As soon as I open up the top, they are up there, going nuts. If I wanted to hand feed or pet them, which I have never really considered, I could just do it. No need for a custom fish tank.

  • pumpkinhead

    This is ridiculous. The oils and what-have-you on your hands can kill your fish. It will also ruin its little enviourment by contaminiating the water with various human crap (i.e perfumes, lotions, cleaning chemicals, soap) etc. Also, what stops the fish from jumping out? Fish to tend to jump about… Not a worthwhile investment.

  • KingSup

    Really a stupid solution for a problem that doesn’t exist.

  • http://www.aquariumfishlive.com Live Aquarium Fish

    I guess it depends on one’s definition of “interactivity’. Fish can clearly recognize feeding time and their owners. If you have a reef tank, there are a variety of animals which can be added to the tank which will interact such as cleaner shrimp and starfish. But yes, the fish won’t sleep at the foot of the bed with you.

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  • Anonymous

    http://www.ylem.org/artists/krinaldo/works/augmented/augmented.html

    if you really want to interact with your fish you could provide it with a land vehicle. (see link above) its like a moon buggy for fishies πŸ™‚