Friday Smorgasbord: Giant goldfish, shipmaps and leaping manta rays

What a strange week! There have been some pretty cool and unusual stories this week that deserved a bit more than just a run down in the Friday smorgasbord, like giant fish pee and cute purple squids, but we’ve still…

Goldfish have been hacked to battle in Street Fighter

There’s a lot of cool things you can do with aquarium fish, you can teach them to play soccer, they can be trained to drive a remote controlled car, but playing video games has been beyond our fishy friends, until…

Riusuke Fukahori paints amazing three-dimensional fish paintings

If you think that the above picture is one of actual fish you’d be wrong, rather than water the container is filled with resin and rather than being filled with actual fish these fish are painted. Riusuke Fukahori, a Japanese artist, paints these…

Aquarium Design Group’s goldfish aquarium layout is loaded with style

[youtube width=”680″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zi-Wn5nKi8[/youtube] How good does a goldfish aquarium have to be to make the front page of a marine aquarium and reefing blog? This good. Forget the fact that this tank is freshwater, forget that it’s coldwater and even…

Telephone aquarium booth brings some flair to the urban art scene

The Aquarium Telephone booth is an installation which might make you think again about what vessels are supposed to be used for aquarium fish. Following the quasi-total abandonment of telephone booths due to the ubiquity of cellular phones, artists Benedetto…