This is another kettle of fish.
A pet fish did some online shopping and shared its owner’s credit card information while playing a video game, according to reports.
Japanese YouTuber Mutekimaru, aka Maurice, runs a channel featuring his Siamese fighting fish, or betta, playing Pokémon video games on the Nintendo Switch gaming console.
However, a malfunction during a recent game of Pokemon Violet caused the device to return to its home screen. Because of the fish’s movements, the fish was able to open the Nintendo eShop on the screen and spend $4 of Maurice’s money to buy points.
The wearable pet also revealed its owner’s credit card information on a live stream.
And it didn’t stop there.
The fish somehow continued to download an app, spend reward money on a new avatar and ask the payment company PayPal for a confirmation email.
The little swimmer managed to change Maurice’s account name from “Mutekimaru” to “ROWAWAWAWA.”
Mutekimaru’s channel first caught the attention of gamers in the summer of 2020 by showing videos of betta fish in video game competitions.
Their tank is divided into different sections which are named like the Left, Right, Up, Down, A and B buttons of a game controller. To capture the movements of the animals, a web camera is set up nearby.
During a play session, a total of four fish rotate every 12 hours to allow each to get some much-needed time to recharge.
In 2020, one of the fish made headlines when it defeated the reigning Pokémon Sapphire champion after more than 3,000 hours of continuous play time. Another person was able to find a game glitch that people hadn’t found in 18 years.