There are a variety of ways to see these tanks, from an environmental lens to a sociological one:
- Designed for Chinese families where space is at a premium, they’re marketed as a way to save space
- They use less water (the toilets use less water because of the displaced room for the fish tank)
- The company even claims the LED light used to light the tank can replace regular lights in the bathroom, thereby saving on the electric bill.
- And in an odd twist, the company also says that the fish can provide company for Chinese children (makes sense I suppose in single kid families – as long as junior wants to hang out in the bathroom)
Environmental. Sociological. It’s all in your perspective. What do you see?