#fish

#cat
Family Built a Special Custom Aquarium to Let Their Cat Get Closer to His Fish BuddiesThe quote "Fish are friends, not food" from the movie Finding Nemo seems to apply perfectly to this family. Theybuilt a special custom aquarium to let their cat get closer to his fish buddies. ​The aquarium looks like a pretty normal one, except for one unique detail. The glass underneath is custom-made in a way that their cat is almost able to reach inside the tank. From the other videos uploaded, the two family cats take turns in peeking through the glass. The video shows how they really enjoy the company of the fishes. Stories like this show that animals can share their love for each other despite their differences.​Image credit: @jasperthecatfish on TikTok#fish #cat #TikTok #pets #animals #aquarium
#fish
Meet Methuselah, The World's Oldest Aquarium FishThe Methuselah of the Bible lived 969 years. Scientists estimate that Methuselah the fish is probably just 90 years old, which is almost as ancient for a fish that has lived his life as an aquarium.The “his" is speculative. The scientists at the Steinhart Aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco aren’t sure if Methuselah is male or female. This fish can be difficult to sex.The Associated Press informs readers that the 4-foot long Methuselah is an Australian lungfish—a species known for its long lifespans. It’s an evolutionary oddity, having both functional lungs and gills. Scientists think that Methuselah and his/her kin bridge an evolutionary gap between fish and amphibians.Photo: California Academy of Sciences​#fish
#fish
They Trained Goldfish to Drive a Car Back in 2014, a tech company rigged up a car for a goldfish to drive. That was to show off the technology, not to benefit the goldfish. But now, researchers at Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba, Israel, have trained six goldfish to use such a vehicle to go in a direction that will reward them with food. The "fish operated vehicle" is a water tank on wheels. Underwater cameras attached to a computer analyzed the fish's movements and relayed those movements to the vehicle, so that the car went in the direction the fish was swimming.
#fish
Small Fish Rained From the Sky in Texarkana, TexasIt’s raining fish, hallelujah! Just kidding. Residents in east Texas reported an instance of ‘fish rain’ in their area during a rainstorm. This unique event happened around late afternoon.According to James Audirsch, one of the witnesses, he and his co-worker heard loud noises and looked outside to see fish falling from the sky! “There was a loud crack of thunder and when we opened up the bay door,” he said. “I looked outside and it was raining real hard and a fish hit the ground, and then I said, ‘It’s raining fish!’ Brad was like, ‘No it’s not,’ and I’m like, ‘No, it really is!’ and fish were droppin’ here and everywhere.”According to experts, this was because of a rare meteorological phenomenon when a water spout over a body of water sucks up small creatures such as fish and frogs. This spout then carries them along and drops them, which causes a unique type of rain. I wonder what kind of animal rain will be next?Image credit: Bradd Pratt via ArkLaTex Homepage#rain #nature #meteorology #fishrain #fish #science
#elephant
The Funniest Animals From the 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography AwardsThe Comedy Wildlife Photography Awardscompetition has just released their 2021 finalists for the world's funniest animals, so how could we not post it on Supa Fluffy?The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards competition was started 7 years ago back in 2015 by wildlife photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE. Tom Sullam and Michelle Wood joined in afterwards and the founders grew the online award to a tradition that people all over the world look forward to every year.In addition to photographs, this year's competition also has funny animals caught on video. This one above is from "Hugging best friend after lockdown" by Rahul Lakhmani.More than 7,000 photographs were submitted to the competition and a total of 42 photographs were selected as finalists. The category and overall winners will be announced on October 22, 2021.#FunnyAnimals #ComedyWildlifePhotographyAwardTake a look at our favorite funny animals and finalists 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards below: