Taiwanese man invents fish buggy to ‘explore other worlds’

TAICHUNG, Taiwan — Jerry Huang’s aquatic animals rarely feel like two lost souls swimming in a fishbowl because they regularly wander around.

In the city of Taichung in Taiwan, Huang can be seen pushing his latest invention: a goldfish bowl on wheels.

“People used to walk their dogs and cats, now they walk their parrots, as well as snakes, lizards,” Huang, 31, told AFP. “Is there a chance for underwater creatures to explore land above water?”

Huang, an aerial drone photography enthusiast who makes a living creating content for his YouTube channel, quickly found a solution.

After spending weeks in his workshop tinkering with the design, the goldfish buggy actually came together in just a few days, cobbled together from spare parts he had lying around.

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The space-like contraption – estimated to cost $300-400 (P15,600-20,900) – consists of a large acrylic cylinder filled with water for fish to reside in, combined with a filtration system and battery-powered oxygen. a specially constructed trolley.

“I did a lot of research before I started making this aquarium. It’s not a whim. You have to understand the fish,” he said.

He decided that goldfish, which are hardy and not particularly afraid of humans, were the best test subjects.

Huang is quite confident that his goldfish enjoy adventures.

“We all have this urge to explore other uninhabitable exotic worlds, which is why we send spaceships out into the universe,” he beamed. “If I were a goldfish, I would be really happy if someone invented a trick for me to go explore other worlds.”

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