A pet fish that never needs feeding

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A pet fish that never needs feeding

Imagine a pet fish that never needed feeding, and whose tank never needed cleaning. That’s what the Japanese have come up with – it’s surprisingly lifelike. Robofish, invented by Takara Tomy, even looks as if it is searching for and eating food, bobbing up and down on the floor of the tank. There appear to be several varieties, all powered by tiny batteries. You can buy them on Amazon Japan for about $37 – though anglers won’t learn a lot from their behaviour.  Details here.

Keith Elliott
Keith Elliott
Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I’m Founder and former Chairman of the Masher Trust.

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