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Weird device lets you take your fish for a walk

May 3, 2021 | Comment icon 13 comments

Taking your fish for a walk... as you do. Image Credit: Instagram / katsugyo_bag
A Japanese firm is developing a portable container that enables you to take your pet fish for a walk... yes, really.
Ever wanted to take your pet out for a walk but your pet happens to be a fish ? Well you are in luck, thanks to a very peculiar product currently in development by Japan's Ma Corporation.

Known as a "katsugyo bag", this strange device is essentially a self-contained underwater life support system that you can carry around with you like a handbag.

Future versions will also incorporate features such as an oxygen gauge and a feeding system.
Of course the idea behind the project is actually quite sensible - it makes it possible for fish (such as expensive pet fish) to be transported from one place to another.

It is also likely to be popular with fans of sashimi - a delicacy consisting of very fresh fish.

Whether the "katsugyo bag" will ever actually make it to market, however, remains to be seen.

Source: Oddity Central | Comments (13)

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Comment icon #4 Posted by HandsomeGorilla 7 months ago
Alright, few things wrong with this. You love your fish, we get it. They're almost like a dog, kinda...except they're a fish So, why do dogs like to drag their owners out for a walk? Because dogs are mammals, walk on land and have a lot more energy than you, probably  Then you have a fish, which is kinda like a dog, except it's a fish. Are we keeping up? Good. As a fish, fish are fish. Odds are, said fish couldn't give two ****s about visiting the local park, taking a **** in someone else's yard or hunching the leg of that hot girl you were chatting up...  Or maybe they would, but in different... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by Xeno-Fish 7 months ago
Joking aside, I can see where this might be useful in marine research. 
Comment icon #6 Posted by jethrofloyd 7 months ago
It's crazy...... I'm thinking of inventing a portable Loch Ness monster container.
Comment icon #7 Posted by GiganticManchild 7 months ago
The machinery, the water and the fish. It must weigh a ton.
Comment icon #8 Posted by the13bats 7 months ago
Im guessing that area has things to carry specimens in likely where this idea came from. Gorilla is correct, if they wanted to make this the equivalent of "walking a dog" then the human needs to don their scuba gear and take a fish where it might want to go, not to a hot park in a tube of water that if the butter finger owner drops it then its adios fishy. 
Comment icon #9 Posted by josellama2000 7 months ago
take it to the sushi bar
Comment icon #10 Posted by Tom1200 7 months ago
I think you're making very good points.  You're trying to see life from a fish's point of view, which is more than some of the pisciophobes we get round here.  But how many fish have you interviewed, to really get an insight into their perspective?  And remember this device is being sold to wealthy, upper-class Japanese fish, so there's little point talking to your common, working-class European fishes.  Not to mention the language barrier.  All in all, I can't see this idea of yours growing wings and taking off; (not least because I proved in another post many months ago that Japan doesn't ev... [More]
Comment icon #11 Posted by jethrofloyd 7 months ago
A portable aquarium.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Abramelin 7 months ago
That's what Christians would have to carry around instead of a tiny cross had the Romans drowned Jesus instead of nailing him to a cross.  
Comment icon #13 Posted by Twin 7 months ago
Weird; More the inventor than the invention.

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