HEXBUG Aquabot with Fishbowl {Review}


HEXBUG Aquabots are little robotic fish that swim in the water and look like pet fish. They are powered by electro-magnetic propulsion and they dive up and down, changing directions to explore their environment.

We received a Clownfish Aquabot with its own Fishbowl and my son LOVES his little fish. It has been a great “first pet” experience for him and because it is portable he can actually take it with him wherever we go.

I like that we don’t have to worry about him forgetting to feed his fish or having the fish suddenly die. The fish does have batteries so we bought an extra set to have ready just in case.

The Aquabot is equipped with an automatic on and off sensor that activates when submerged in water. Here’s  a little video of my little guy putting it in the water for the first time.

The Box Contains:

  • 1 HEXBUG Aquabot
  • 1 Fishbowl
  • Two button cell batteries AG13 (LR44) are included in each fish
  • The Aquabot and fishbowl package is $14.99

What was your first pet growing up? Your child’s first?

Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.


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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

14 responses to “HEXBUG Aquabot with Fishbowl {Review}”

  1. Love these, we got a couple and my kids play with them in the bath.

  2. I love this and I want to get one for myself..lol, I think they are pretty neat and I also think it would teach the children responsibility of taking care of a pet

  3. Oh I love this! Is it bad that I want one for myself? 😛

  4. I saw this the other day at toys R us and my son was mesmerized by it!! He couldn’t believe it wasn’t a real goldfish.

  5. I would take this pet over a real one any day! Low maintenance lol. I had a goldfish when I was really young. It didn’t survive the fruit loops dinner I fed it. Oops!

  6. This is so cool, and its a great price too! I am going to look for this for my kids for sure!!!!! My kids first pet is our dog, Harley. We have had him since 6 months before my son was born and my son is 5 now.

  7. omg i want one!!

  8. i would put that bad boy on my office desk

  9. i must have one of these

  10. if i got one, i would name the fishie ‘Fishie’.

  11. That is pretty cool! I think my first pet was… a dog

  12. Awe the responsibility of taking care of a pet,I think this is a great way to start

  13. I love this,its so cute and no fish poo to clean

  14. These will make great stocking stuffers

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