Gallery: ‘Fish Hotel’ Fishbowl is a Stackable Aquatic Condo


Contemporary condo design gets quite literally fishy in this stackable Fish Hotel designed to mimic a modern high-rise. The quirky aquatic condo conceived by Teddy Luong and sold by Umbra won Canada’s Build a Better competition with its simple but pleasing design that creates habitat in a compact space. The 7.5 x 7.5 x 8 inch ABS box holds an open-air glass bowl which allows for the tanks to rest on each other, making it appear as though they live in Jean Nouvel’s latest Manhattan condo. The aquarium can be painted to custom match any interior, and the price is right as well – it fetches a modest $35 per floor.

+ Fish Hotel

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  1. arianna fernandez December 14, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Betta fish can live in this environment they do not need a heater they just need a home with plants to be able to hide themselves

  2. Rosemary July 12, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I agree with Sarah, this tank is so small that a heater cannot be used safely (bettas’ water should be kept around 80F), and will need very frequent cleaning which may be difficult when the units are stacked.

  3. Sarahh January 14, 2012 at 5:27 am

    This is totally unsuitable housing for any fish, particularly a Betta as pictured which requires heat to live a happy healthy life. It’s very sad to think people might actually buy these and think it’s acceptable to keep a living creature in it.

  4. onlyarose November 20, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Hey, they can always switch to recycled materials….

    just a thought.

  5. Andrew Michler November 3, 2011 at 11:36 am

    @liam, Honestly there is no “green” angle to this (that I can think of outside of fish urbanism). Sometimes our editors just like to feature great design.

  6. Liam Patterson November 3, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Hi Andrew,

    This product is beautifully designed awesome idea and I love the stackable concept but a little unclear on its eco credentials?

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