‘Fish are really nice’: Sam Fisher’s ‘pissing fish’ tank is still full of fish

Sam Fisher has spent his entire life in the ocean.

The 66-year-old fisherman from Victoria’s north-west, has owned a fleet of small boats, but has always had a passion for aquaculture.

In the 1970s, he began fishing for fish in the wild and quickly built a collection of fish.

Now, Mr Fisher’s collection of about 50 fish and invertebrates sits in the back of his home.

He said he liked the simplicity of the tank, but also the fact it was able to provide enough space to store fish and a few invertebrate species.

“I don’t want it to be full of all these fish, I want it empty.

That’s the beauty of it,” he said.”

The aquarium is full of animals.

There are a lot of invertebras, I have two of the big ones on my tank and two of those are very small, they’re about a foot long.”

Mr Fisher said the aquarium was “really, really nice”.

“There’s fish that live in the tank,” he joked.

“And there’s fish, there’s some big fish, and there’s also a lot more smaller fish that just sit around, but are quite tasty.”

Mr Fish said he had never had a problem with the fish in his tank.

“It’s a really, really, lovely tank, really beautiful, you can see all the fish, they have really nice personalities, you know they’re really friendly, they like to play, they love to swim around,” he explained.

“But they don’t need much care.”

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