Parents' Guide to


By Jean Armour Polly, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

You never have to clean a virtual tank.

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VirtualFishTank allows you to give your fish a name and a tag letter so you'll be able to identify him in the tank. Then move the slider bars to adjust his place on the food chain, his body shape, and his behavior when it comes to things like bubbles. You'll be given statistics on the duration of your fish's survival and his impact on the rest of the fish community. Redesign your fish and see if you can give him characteristics that will help him to survive a bit longer.

Got a successful fish? Click "Home," check his stats, and then get in line to release him into other tanks. Besides the Boston Museum, you can send him to the St. Louis Science Center. Be aware that LOTS of other kids are doing the same thing, so your fish may have to wait hours until it's his turn. You can play with another fish while waiting, or logout and log back in later to check the outcome.

Website Details

  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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