This is one of the craziest apps I’ve run into since the first fart apps appeared on the App Store. Think pet rock. I had a few of those. They had names. When the fad passed, so did my pet rocks. I had a funeral and burial. But I was much younger then.
Today, I have pet fish for my iPhone. Thanks to the iQuarium app you too can have your own digital aquarium in your pocket. This app is so good I’m surprised there isn’t a Watch app so I can check on the pet fish in my pocket.
The fish are free but the experience has a price tag. Surely you’re willing to pay for this…
What’s not to like? It’s fish in your pocket.
iQuarium comes with all sorts of sea life– from sharks to whales, from seahorses to goldfish, and plenty in between. The aquarium is customizable and visible in landscape or portrait mode. Get a calm coral reef or a shark infested paradise (for sharks; I haven’t seen them eat anything, though I’d pay extra for the food chain experience).
Lest you think that this is little more than a colorful, digital version of a pet rock, iQuarium has companions. Seahorse 3D. Aquarium Live HD. Aquarium Clock LITE. Aqaurium VR (with fish, dolphins, sharks, coral reef, etc).
It all starts free but can add up a bit when you add scenes and backgrounds, the ambient collection, city scenes, plus the 3D and 360-degree Experiences.
There is nothing to really not like about iQuarium. It’s a digital aquarium in your pocket. Free to start, but just as it is with a real aquarium and real fish, there is an ongoing price to enhance the experience.
What I would like to see are options for fish that make babies, predators, more sharks and octopus, and a way to check on my fish collection from Apple Watch.
Yeah, first world desires, right?