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Russian Artist Assembles World’s Smallest Aquarium

22. February 2011 by Michelle 0 Comments

Anatoly Konenko is known around the world for his amazing, miniature artwork. His most famous creations are super microbooks, with over 200 in his collection. He achieved his first Guinness World Record in 1996 for the smallest book ever printed. It measures 0.9x0.9mm and is an edition of Chameleon by Anton Chekhov.


Now the master of miniatures is set to secure another world record with his tiny 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.


In addition to microscopic books and aquariums, Konenko also specializes in painting portraits on objects like apple seeds and rice grains. He’s also crafted a caravan of camels in the eye of a needle, measuring only 0.25mm tall!


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!