Robo-Fish is the Perfect Pet for Lazy People (VIDEO)
Here’s something you should know about me: I am notoriously bad at caring for living things. Seriously; I once killed a cactus. I don’t know if it’s a genetic trait or what, but I’m incapable of taking care of anything that lacks the capacity to physically remind me to feed, water, and clean it (this is the only reason I am able to own a cat).
Earlier this summer, I decided to grow some oregano and mint on my balcony. I felt like a domestic goddess, and I was really excited about being able to cook using spices I grew myself. Then, this happened:
I won’t even show you a picture of the Pinterest-y succulent I planted in a tea pot. It’s just a shriveled husk. It’s really sad.
The point is, I can’t be trusted to care for a living being.
That’s why I’m pretty stoked that a Japanese company called Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. invented something called the Robo-Fish. Now, domestic failures like me can experience the mild amusement that comes from watching fish swim around a tank, without the hassle of actually having to remember that those fish continue to exist after we leave the room.
The Robo-Fish looks like a fish. It acts like a fish. It moves like a fish. The difference is it doesn’t need food, or balanced pH levels, or a human to scrape the algae off the sides of its tank. It won’t go belly-up for what seems to be no reason at all (RIP Sport and Sport II). It won’t make a suicidal leap from the tank while you’re on vacation (RIP Fishy-Fish). It’s the perfect no-maintenance pet.
Check it out in the video below. Would you buy a Robo-Fish?