A little fishy: World's
smallest aquarium creates a (tiny) splash
By Daily Mail
Last updated at 3:38 PM on 24th February 2011
Here is the perfect home for small fry: the
world's smallest aquarium.
Created by Russian artist Anatoly Konenko,
who specialises in miniatures, the tiny tank is made of glass,
contains tiny stones and plants and is home to a group of tiny
It is just 30mm wide, 24mm high and 14 mm
deep - enough to hold just 10ml of water, or about two tablespoons'
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Small fry: The tiny fish tank was made by a Russian
artist who specialises in miniatures
The water has to be applied using a syringe
so as not to disturb the landscape the Siberia-artist lovingly
, who calls his art 'micro-miniatures',
even made a minuscule fishing net which he used to place the fish,
The adults are usually a favourite with
more normal sized tanks but the tiny fish look at home in
's construction for which he has since
added a specially built air pump.
In the net: Anatoly Konenko made a small net to match,
and tiny Danios fish swam around in the tank, which takes only two
teaspoons of water to fill
Something fishy: The tank is just 30mm wide, 24mm high
and 14 mm deep
is also a painter and is in the Guinness
World Records book for making the world's smallest book.
He said: 'I've been doing microart for 30
years, doing the smallest things in the world.
'This tank was made out of
He works using a microscope for most of his
work and has won awards in his home country and round the