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Shrapnel the Robot Fish
Shrapnel

Type:

Income Pets

Unlock:

Tank 3-2

Species:

Robot

Location:

Entire tank

Description:

SHRAPNEL drops bombs that blow up fish on contact but gives lots of cash when clicked.

Price:

$9,000

Shrapnel is a robotic fish with red steely eyes, a metallic body, and red propelors. He drifts around the tank and drops bombs occasionally.

Behavior

Shrapnel releases a bomb every 18 seconds. It flashes white shortly before releasing a bomb. Bombs are worth $150 in Adventure Mode and 5 shells in Virtual Tank. Shrapnel gives an average of $8.33/sec, which is the highest of all direct money producing pets (the others are Niko at $6.25/sec, and Vert at $5.83/sec). This makes it quite effective early on, but becomes less so later on when there is more danger of blowing up on a fish. As such, it might be helpful to use Presto to generate money near the beginning and changing him to another pet later on, especially in Tank 4 where breeders produce immense amounts of guppies.

Story

"When talking about Shrapnel, the main question is usually: What are the market forces of supply and demand that result in Shrapnel's bombs being worth $150? Alan Fishspan, chairman of the Federal Shell Reserve answers: "This is a response to the current low rate on 30 year mortgages, combined with the strong performance of the Euro against the dollar.""

Trivia

  • Shrapnels are the fragments of an object thrown out after an explosion.
  • Shrapnel appears to be a wind-up robot, due to the key as a dorsal fin.
  • Shrapnel, along with Gash and Amp, are the only pets that can harm fish.
Pets
Tank 1 StinkyNikoItchyPregoZorf
Tank 2 ClydeVertRufusMerylWadsworth
Tank 3 SeymourShrapnelGumboBlipRhubarb
Tank 4 NimbusAmpGashAngie
Tank 5 Presto
Bonus BrinkleyNostradamusStanleyWalter

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