Man In Japan Has 3m-Long Aquarium In His House That He Swims In — Yes, With His Fish
Anything fishy going on over here?
A man in Japan has gone viral after he shared on Twitter photos of a huge 3m-long fish tank at home. In his tweet, the man, who’s a fish breeder, mused that when he’s had a bad day, he would go home and swim (or soak?) in the aquarium with his fish.
“Swimming in a 3m tank at home is effective in modern society where you need to have a fighting [spirit],” quipped the man, who goes by @ryukistyle3 on Twitter.
In the photos, he’s not pictured wearing any breathing or safety apparatus, but is simply holding his breath.
Naturally, Twitter folk went wild with questions. Some questioned just how stressed out he is, while several netizens expressed their envy.
Others came through with pertinent questions, like, if it was harmful for him to swim in there if there’s fish excrement in the tank. “As long as cleaning work is done well, there’s no problem!” @ryukistyle3 replied.
The giant fish tank is one of at least five tanks that are in a dedicated tank room in his home, each with several fish of different breeds and sizes.
He also tweeted that the 3m-long tank probably weighs less than four tons, and that he had asked his contractor to ensure that the room can withstand a constant load of five tons or more. The concrete flooring is also constructed in such a way that water can drain from the middle of the room if the water ever overflows.
Besides hanging out with fish in a tank, the man also regularly posts pictures of his pet cat and offers a glimpse of the rest of his home outside the tank room.