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'Fish car' allows goldfish to drive around

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 10:12 PM

It could give your fish a new lease of life - and allow them to explore the world outside their aquarium.

A team of Dutch researchers has developed a remote control aquarium on wheels that fish can steer themselves.

http://www.dailymail...themselves.html

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 10:34 PM

oh this is useful.
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Posted 15 February 2014 - 12:22 AM

This is awful.

Not only will it stress the fish out moving around like that - it can't be completely smooth when stopping and starting for example - and owners moving them from tank to toy and back, I can't imagine that people would use properly filtered, cycled and correct temperature  water every time they want to show off their funny little fish car. It's also way too small to house 1 goldfish.

Why is it OK to not provide a suitable environment for pet fish?

Edited by Purplos, 15 February 2014 - 12:23 AM.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 03:00 AM

View PostPurplos, on 15 February 2014 - 12:22 AM, said:

This is awful.

Not only will it stress the fish out moving around like that - it can't be completely smooth when stopping and starting for example - and owners moving them from tank to toy and back, I can't imagine that people would use properly filtered, cycled and correct temperature  water every time they want to show off their funny little fish car. It's also way too small to house 1 goldfish.

Why is it OK to not provide a suitable environment for pet fish?

I totally agree with what you say. You seem to know about keeping fish. I have been keeping goldfish and tropical fish very successfully for a great many years and I have 4 aquariums at present. What is shown in this video is fish cruelty of a high-tech kind and serves no useful purpose whatsoever. You are very right indeed about not being able to imagine, (nor can I), people using properly filtered, cycled water at the correct temperature every time they would want to show off "their funny little fish car", because any serious fish-keeper wouldn't dream of subjecting their fish to such cruelty. Removing fish from an aquarium that contains water of the hardness, temperature and Ph values that they have become used to, not to mention the gravel and decor, to put them into a contraption like this, just for fun, stresses them and causes their immune systems to temporarily break down making them susceptible to the various disease organisms that are naturally present in even the best kept aquaria. OK, they have proved that the technology works so let's hope they let it go at that and move on to something more beneficial to mankind or even fish-kind.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 03:07 AM

Honestly, I don't think fish give a proverbial 'rodent's rear' about taking a drive.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 05:02 AM

Poor fish its dumb.



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Posted 15 February 2014 - 09:04 AM

Finally we are placing our dwindling resources in the areas we need to expand upon and further enhance.


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 09:24 AM

Free Goldie!

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 02:23 PM

No worries, I hear that water bags will deploy in the event of a high speed crash.  Having a tendency to fish-tail out of control is its biggest downside!


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 02:43 PM

This could save lives!  (Fish driving tanks instead of 19yr-old school dropouts)


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 03:37 PM

This is what fish science has led up to?

Well, if that's the case, count me in!


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 04:42 PM

Stupid idea!
This can only lead to an epidemic of koi-riding.


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 06:09 PM

Finally! My goldfish can drive himself to the pet store!
I am so tired of chauffeuring his dumb ass around.


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:52 PM

...really?


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 01:38 AM

:hmm: :hmm: What a waste of time





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