Old phone booths turned into fish tanks

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Disused phone booths in a city in Japan are being converted into goldfish tanks.

These days, so many people carry mobile phones that payphones are becoming a thing of the past.

Now an art collaborative called Kingyobu is converting old phone booths in Osaka into aquaria for goldfish, reports The Atlantic Cities.

Kingyobu — which translates as 'goldfish club' — waterproofs the boxes first and then an aeration device is fitted. The phones are left inside.

The fish tanks are popular with members of the public who crowd round the tanks to enjoy the free exhibition.

From pictures on Kingyobu's Facebook page it appears that maintenance and feeding is carried out from the top of the phone booth, in a similar way to more traditional fish tanks.

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