So yeah … this exists.
Juvenile Midori pufferfish (Tetraodon nigroviridis) are housed in small, sealed cups waiting for players to “catch” them. We can only hope that, at the very least, the fish are fed and given fresh water changes every day.
Why anyone would gamble money hoping to win cheap fish you can purchase at just about any LFS is beyond us. Why anyone would think it’s a good idea to make an arcade game that doubles as a public fish torture device is even more puzzling. Yet, according to RocketNews24, this game is the next arcade fad in Japan.
It makes matters worse that Midori pufferfish aren’t exactly ideal community fish for novices. At least goldfish are dummy proof.
This is why we can’t have nice things.