Japanese Robo-Fish Looks and Acts Like the Real Thing, Needs No Maintenance

Fish are regarded as the most low maintenance of pets, but even they need a minimum degree of care, like making sure they’re fed every day and cleaning their tank from time to time. But the Robo-Fish invented by Japanese company¬†Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. makes having a pet fish a carefree job.

Robo-Fish are not only meant to look like real exotic fish, but they also act like them when powered on. They scour the bottom of their tank as if they’re looking for food, and rise to the surface looking for floating bits of food. The only thing that gives them away as robotic fish is a small gap between their tail and the rest of the body, but other than that they look and move like the real deal. People too busy to even throw their live fish some food every once in a while need only go to Amazon and spend $37 for one Robo-Fish. The worst that can happen is the robotic fish runs out of battery, but that’s easily fixable.

Photo:REUTERS/YURIKO NAKAO

This is the beginning of the end, I tell you! Today they’re rendering exotic fish obsolete, tomorrow it may be you and me. But damn these Robo-Fish are cool!

 

via RocketNews24


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  • john v. Posted on October 10, 2012

    bummer… doesn’t look like these are available in the US yet. well, not without paying a ridiculous amount for shipping. I was going to get one for my daughter for her b-day.

  • Me Wantz Posted on October 11, 2012

    Oh boy! I want one! If they make robo jellyfish, octopus, mini-sharks, it would be so cool to have a whole tank full of them. And make them solar powered so they feed off the light at the top of the tank.

  • Pioko Mew Posted on October 13, 2012

    Tomy always makes the coolest toys. This is a cool idea for someone who wants fish and live plants, but doesn’t want them munched!

  • Denise Posted on November 15, 2012

    I’M DISAPPOINTED. I GOT TWO BUT THEY MAKE A CLICKING SOUND WHEN THERE TAILS WAVE MAKING IT SEEM LIKE THEY ARE, FAKE. THE CLICKING/TICKING COULD BE HEARD FROM ONE ROOM TO THE NEXT.

  • Flash Posted on November 17, 2012

    What do you mean “MAKING IT SEEM LIKE THEY ARE, FAKE.” They ARE fake, Einstein.

  • sarah Posted on November 19, 2012

    They now have them at CVS for $9.99. Looks like a great Christmas gift for my neices and nephew!