If it moves and requires food or feeding, we’ve owned it.
Dogs. Cats. Parrots. Mice. Turtles. Fish. As the official black sheep of the family, my life is decidedly less creature oriented. Unless you count the number of fish in my Mac. Where we live prohibits pets so we’ve adapted to the rules and adopted a few aquarium apps for our Macs.
That means an iMac can be as good as a real water world aquarium but without the messing cleaning, and dying fish. My latest find is Aquarium HD. Instead of a virtual aquarium that graces the Mac’s screen, Aquarium HD is eight different aquarium videos.
It’s almost like have a real aquarium except there’s nothing to feed, nothing to clean, and, of course, the fish don’t show up waiting for food when you stroll in the door.
Controls are simply enough to setup and configure and mostly self explanatory. The videos fill the screen and if it were not for the Apple logo gracing your Mac, it would look just like an aquarium.
As nice as Aquarium HD appears on the surface, get ready for redundancy. Some of the video clips are of dubious quality and loop within minutes. It’s a nice idea to have videos in place of real fish, but since all we’re talking about are videos of fish in an aquarium a little more variety would be worth the price tag.