Need help relaxing your mind? This video from the Monterey Bay Aquarium is sure to soothe any tensions. It features 12 straight hours of colorful Pacific fishes, soft corals, and anemones from the aquarium’s Splash Zone. It also brings back memories of the old After Dark screensaver.
Washing machines can hold dozens of gallons of water without leaking, so it seems only natural that they’d be a good starting point for a fish tank. Aquarium Info shows us how transforming the home appliance into a habitable environment for fish is more involved than you might think.
If there’s one thing that cats love, it’s fish. After watching her kitty staring at her fish tank, animal lover Melissa Krieger commissioned a custom aquarium with an observation viewport so her cat Jasper can enjoy the fishies up close and personal. The tank was built by Cincinnati’s Aquatics and Exotics.
People who keep fish as pets can go overboard with their aquariums. Not one to ever be subtle, The Q got to work building a custom aquarium that looks like an actual house. The two-story home has art on the walls, glass tanks with a connecting tube, and a garage with a tiny BMW in case any fish learn how to drive.
Chinese company MetalFish is making a PC case that has a working aquarium on its top level. Underneath the watertight fish tank, the Y2 chassis has an aluminum base that can hold a Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX board and a 1U/Flex power supply and comes with rainbow LED fans. If you think this is a crazy idea, check this out.
When young, the striped eel catfish likes to stick close to its siblings. In fact, they travel so close together that they look like some kind of larger creature made up of smaller creatures. The Abyss Diving School Bali shared this incredible footage of a school of the fish as they made their way across the ocean floor in Jelemuk Bay.
Each year, millions of grey mullets make their way along the coast of Florida, remaining close to the beach to steer clear of deep water predators. But in this clip from BBC Earth’s Seven Worlds, One Planet, you’ll witness just what happens when tarpons, pelicans, and sharks get near the massive school of fish.
Moon Key’s unique wrist rest not only improves ergonomics while typing, but it’s also a beautiful work of art. Crafted from rosewood and resin and handpainted beneath a glossy coating, it features a peaceful scene of koi fish swimming in an imaginary pond. Available in 40%, 60%, 65%, TKL, and Full-size keyboard widths.
Well, here’s something you don’t see every day – fish singing opera. In the CG animated film Turbopera, a school of rather strange-looking marine life gets together after the fish market closes for a dramatic performance of Verdi’s La Traviata. Will they live to sing another day?
Lifelike goldfish illustrations by artist Kim Rody adorn the three compartments in her porcelain Golden Trio serving dish, keeping things like olives, nuts, and Goldfish crackers in their place. Microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe. Amusingly, Rody’s various goldfish platters come with a month’s supply of fish food.
Director Pascal Schelbli, VFX Supervisor Marc Angele, and a team of talented CG artists created this short film which imagines what the world might be like if all of the plastics that make their way into the oceans came to life as sea creatures instead of polluting them like they actually do.
Fish represent one of the largest and most diverse collections of species on the planet. But are you better off as a goldfish or a catfish? A flying fish or a flounder? TierZoo looks at handful of these popular underwater vertebrates, and how they’ve had to adapt to survive in the marine meta.
“He lives on the floor of the sea, not on the roof like a duck do.” If there’s one thing you can count on at the bottom of the ocean, its weird looking stuff. ZeFrank introduces us to a funky fish that scurries about with fins that resemble stubby little legs, munching on shellfish, and grumping about other fish that have the same name.
We already know that it’s possible to survive a swimming pool filled with sharks, but do you stand the same chance when facing a vat filled with bloodthirsty, carnivorous fish? What If is here with their thoughts on what really might happen. If this video didn’t answer your question, watch this.
Everything we knew about mudskippers before today, we learned from The Ren and Stimpy Show. Now ZeFrank is here to set us straight on these unusual fishes that can live both in the water and out. If there’s any creature that shows how evolution works, it’s this funky little dude.
Artist Young-Sung Kim captured time-lapse footage over the course of ten months, as he painstakingly created a hyper-real oil painting of a fish. Everything looks so incredibly shiny, we just want to reach out and touch it. The painting is currently for sale from Saatchi Art.
In this fascinating and beautifully shot footage from BBC Earth’s Blue Planet II, we get an up-close look at the interaction between a Portuguese man O’ war and two fish – one who has built up a resistance to its deadly stinging tentacles, and another which isn’t so lucky.
A self-contained tank that provides a safe habitat for jellyfish. It’s got no sharp edges, filter and pump systems, and a color-changing LED lamp to show off these incredible sea creatures. Kits available with or without jellies. Super early birds can get the tank and jellyfish for $200.
WIRED looks one of nature’s stranger creations – the mudskipper, an odd little dude who’s somewhere between fish and reptile, able to crawl out of the water and walk on land, while still breathing through water it stores in its cheeks. Also, they remind us of Ren & Stimpy.
We’re guessing that YouTuber Eli F doesn’t live near a public aquarium, so maybe that’s why he decided to build a massive reef aquarium into his living room. The water’s surface can be exposed to the sun to help nourish the living coral. See Eli swim and feed his fish here.