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Self-described World's Smallest Aquarium [UPDATED with video!]

By Leonard Ho - Posted Sep 22, 2011 07:00 AM
Nano? Pico? Or some new descriptor we haven't come up with yet. Russian artist Anatoly Konenko specializes in miniature art and has built a half-thumb-sized glass box aquarium that holds just 10 milliliters (2 teaspoons) of water!
Self-described World's Smallest Aquarium [UPDATED with video!]

Just about the only fish that will fit in this tank are fry, such as these baby Zebra Danios. Photo: Anatoly Konenko/Solent News

minitank2.jpgThis week's unintentional theme: appreciating (impractical) aquariums as art.  Koneko's latest miniature artwork measures a mere 30 mm (1.1") wide by 24 mm (0.95") high and 14mm (0.5") deep.  The glass wall is extremely thin and proportioned to give the illusion of a standard glass aquarium.  You know an aquarium is really tiny when it can't even house a 0.75" Flaming Prawn Goby (Discordipinna griessingeri).



Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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