Can you imagine being stuck in a room all day, all week, all your life? If humans and animals were meant to stay at one place, they’d have roots. Our urge to explore what lies outside – out of our rooms, our homes, our cities, our countries – out of our planet – is so strong that new means of transportation keep popping up, including space ships! No one is left out of this curiosity; babies light up when you take them out for a stroll, dogs start running, and cats… Well, cats are cats. But why should dogs and cats have all the fun? Jerry Huang, a man from Taiwan, has built a fish stroller to assist his fish pets in exploring other worlds.
Confident that his fish love the stroll, because he would if he were them, Huang shares his motivation to build the fish stroller. Is there a chance for underwater creatures to explore the land above water?
Huang is an aerial drone photographer and makes his living through his YouTube channel. Just like that, he also loves tinkering in his workshop. When the idea first came to Hunag, he spent weeks trying to understand fish and designing a stroller for them. He chose goldfish for his experiment – these little marine creatures are considered peaceful and don’t scare easy, something that was a prerequisite, given that the fish was about to step into another universe.
The creation and assembly took Huang only a few days. The stroller could be designed using spare parts of things Hunag already had. When the fish stroller was completed, it looked straight out of a sci-fi movie! An acrylic cylinder that looked like a new-age capsule was filled with water; the oxygen and filter qrion would be needed were battery operated. All this sat on a specially designed trolley, and there it was. A stroller for fish, a vehicle to explore land above water.
Many others have also created aquarium strollers, bent on taking their fish buddies for a ‘walk’. You don’t need to have any special supplies to create a stroller for fish – all you need is an open mind and the willingness to help fish get into their outer space.
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