World`s Smallest Fish Tank

Submitted by: 2853572 -- Tinkerbellio 5 years ago Science

Hard to see but easy to clean. Possible Awww of the Day? Or is this cruel?
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Female 375
Just for the record in case it`s not been mentioned, these are newborn baby fish. Each one will grow bigger than the tank itself so this is no doubt a stunt just to demonstrate that it can be done.
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Female 355
ugh, all this makes me think of is when I see Beta fish trapped in those cups that are barely bigger then what you put jello shots in at pet stores. =/
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Male 531
tiny
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Female 7,833
Small fish- cool, but it would be really cool to put loads of them in a really huge tank and watch how they behaved then.
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Male 593
Awww... it`s a cute idea, but I`d give them a huge fish tank... so they`d have limitless places to explore and live their lives in amazement! I`d give them an entire WORLD of their own!!
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Male 385
yudontn0me win.
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Male 845
youre overcrowding the fish man!!
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Male 169
I would be worried that I would come back from work to find that all of the water has evaporated...
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Male 1,222
I have another small fishtank, it looks like a glass, and it has coke in it
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Female 1,435
if those are baby guppies, i hate them!! worse fish to own. greedy draters that pollute the fish tank too quickly.
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Male 373
Does it really take more than half of an author to make something like this?
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Female 3,598
cute... but those look like newly hatched fish and they will get bigger. also five in that amount of water is too many, they will deoxyginate the water quickly. so cute for a couple days maybe but then they should be moved.
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Male 378
we grow up to the extent our fish tank allows us
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Male 2,748
Lol
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Male 25,416
Dont think its cruel, those fish dont grow up to be any larger
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Male 296
Not really cruel, proportionally it`s a way bigger aquarium than the "tanks" that Siamese fighting fish are kept in, and the display cages that puppies practically live in in pet stores.
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Female 1,427
"that music sounds so familiar. was that used in edward scissorhands? i can`t place it."

It`s "Aquarium" from "The Carnival of the Animals" by Camille Saint-Saëns.

It`s been in a couple Simpsons episodes, as well as Fantasia. It also heavily influenced the Disney`s Beauty and the Beast main theme.

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Female 80
I spent way too long looking at the meniscus...
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Male 15,510
Nice Idea but I prefer an Aquarium where I can actually see the fish
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Male 440
The bubble thing just speeds the additon of o2 to the water. In this case it is only for show. I`m guessing the guy just blew into the tube off camera to produce a stream of bubbles.

The rocks would not act as a filter. You need to pump the water through a series of sponges in which bacteria live which eat and alter the fish waste into something harmless.

Otherwise just keep putting fresh water in as it gets dirty. That`s stressful for the fish until they get used to it.
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Male 3,061
that music sounds so familiar. was that used in edward scissorhands? i can`t place it.
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Male 138
So easy to replicate lol.
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Male 694
also, who gives a drat, they`re fish. smart fish do exist, but not these guys.
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Male 694
the bubble thing is a filter? Or maybe he used those filter rocks that the video shows him putting in? Maybe he cleans the water every now and then. maybe zebrafish don`t make as much waste as bigger fish. maybe there is no filter and those are regular rocks and he doesn`t clean the cage, and the fish do make the water dirty. we don`t know.
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Female 2,927
im going to say cruel. way to many fish in the space and no filter.
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Female 102
It is somewhat cruel, but it`s a cool concept. However, for some reason I have a feeling that they didn`t leave it set up, thus I don`t really have any qualms with it. It`s so small that they probably clean it all the time, plus they at least gave them some oxygen.
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Male 440
@Seastone I agree 100%. However I did post earlier that it could work if you did 100% water changes like you would for a bowl. Not ideal but workable. I have been keeping goldfish for a few years and they are way smarter than people realise. They even have different personalities.

I started with a bowl but as the first goldfish grew I improved his home and now I have a large aquarium with all the mod cons a cold water fish might want. Also he has a room mate now.
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Female 612
Cruel, without the shadow of a doubt. Without a filter, all bowls are forcing fish to live in septic tanks of their own filth. Also, you need a gallon per inch of fish at the very least (though that actually only applies to larger tanks and you need even more than that for smaller ones under 15 gallons). I suppose they`ll discover what a horrid idea it is when the fish die. The ammonia levels and nitrates are going to be on a major seesaw when the space is so tiny, and even the hardiest fish can`t handle that for very long. I hope this was only for the video and then they stuck the fish somewhere kinder.

Fish are not as stupid as we think they are. They can be trained to do tricks and most recognize their owner after about a month. The 3 second memory thing is just baloney. My own tetras know when I`m about to feed them vs. when I`m just walking by.

Sorry this sounds ranty, but I hate it when people treat non-mammal pets wrong just because they don`t care about them a
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Female 1,205
It`s not cruel at all IMO. They don`t have much room to swim around, but they aren`t suffocating. It even has that bubble thing
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Male 4,680
It`s cool and a bit cruel at the same time. Those fish seemed pretty stressed out... but then I`m not an ichthyologist, so what would I know?


(Finally got a chance to use the word ichthyologist!)
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Male 6,694
Wonder what those little fish eat?
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Female 219
dawwww lol zombunny so tru.. i love little minetures reminds me of when i played barbies .. this lil fish tank is sooooo cute
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Female 1
@Lyannovitch: It`s Camille Saint-Saens. Carnival of the Animals. "The Aquarium." Disney definitely pulled bits from this for Beauty and the Beast--good ear.
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Female 66
The music was creepy
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Female 2,674
It`s cute, but temporary. It`ll help keep the little buggers from getting eaten by the other fish in the big tank.
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Male 17,512
Seeing as how the comments are going, Perhaps I should be glad they didn`t attribute this post to me because I submitted it as well.
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Female 2,525
This would be so adorable in a doll house.
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Female 262
All I could think about is, where the music is from...`cause it saounds very much like the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack...but is it? Could be Tchaikovsky as well :P
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Male 2,372
It would have been much better if they recorded the entire container filling up one drop at a time.
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Male 193
I didn`t know it was possible to become even more bored while doing something, but this video has shown me it is possible.
Thanks IAB
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Male 2,344
Cool aquarium, bro.
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Male 87
cruel as hell,
they`re young now,
they will grow in the future.

it might be suitable for sea monkeys tho.
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Male 1,244
lol @gerry
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Male 1,505
kinda cool...but it`s 4 minutes and 32 seconds too long.
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Male 1,627
could be smaller
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Male 5,194
OMG!!! TINY FISH TANK!!! This is adorable.
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Male 3,314
"The biggest problem might be the danger of knocking it over. Not an issue with a regular aquarium unless you are a weight lifting idiot in an Internet meme."

Who cries for his mommy. Don`t forget that part!

Not cruel as long as the water is kept aerated, and the fish are small like that. You obviously couldn`t let them grow up in it, but for a day or two, it`s no big deal.
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Male 22
Where`s the air filterpump?
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Male 37,888
Oh look!
It`s a fish... and it`s in water!
That`s certainly entertaining.









N O T

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Male 1,548
don`t understand how this could be considered "cruel". They have about the same size relative to the tank as a lot of larger fish do in normal aquariums. they even have a filter working. not really cute either, but interesting.
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Female 63
I vote semi-cruel. Those look to be baby fish that will grow rapidly, and the `tank` is overcrowded as it is. Not my cup of tea.
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Male 121
these posts are getting more and more boring.
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Male 440
The biggest problem might be the danger of knocking it over. Not an issue with a regular aquarium unless you are a weight lifting idiot in an Internet meme.
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Male 10,440
[quote] Or is this cruel? [/quote]
I don`t think it is, but I`m not a fish expert.

I thought it was cute. :D I want an aquarium... only reason I don`t have one is because I think those bubble-makers make too much noise.
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Male 1,587
love the slow-mo adding of water.
[quote]cause that`s what`s interesting, seeing you add WATER.[/quote]
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Male 440
Keep it maintained and move the fish to a bigger tank when they grow bigger. Otherwise no problem. No filtration system means 100% water changes every week but we`re only talking about 10ml so no problem. Same as a bowl. Not ideal but it can be made to work.
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Female 1,001
Link: World`s Smallest Fish Tank [Rate Link] - Hard to see but easy to clean. Possible Awww of the Day? Or is this cruel?
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