2/22/2011 7:01 PM
Living in the Siberian city of Omsk, Russia, Anatoly Konenko is a master of miniatures. His tiny artworks are well known all over the world and he's ready to set another world record for the smallest aquarium with real, live fish! (Watch the video below!)
Konenko began crafting his miniscule masterpieces in 1981, becoming the first microminiature artist in Siberia. With a degree in graphic design, he started painting portraits on tiny objects like apple seeds and grains of rice. He also crafted a caravan of camels in the eye of a needle, measuring only 0.25mm tall!
Then, he was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records in 1996 for printing the smallest book. It measures 0.9x0.9mm and is an edition of Chameleon by Russian author Anton Chekov. Now he has over 200 microscopic books in his collection!
His recent project will be awarded with another world record as he's just created the smallest aquarium.
With a size of 30x24x14mm, the glass tank only holds 10ml of water, or 2 teaspoonfuls. He’s included real stones, sea grass, and 5 Danio Rerio fish. It’s even equipped with a pump to keep the water clean, which was the most challenging to build. However, the whole project only took 3 weeks.
Konenko has hundreds of microminiature masterpieces that can viewed on his website.
Watch this video for a detailed look at the world’s smallest aquarium!