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I've been having fun and killing time by playing Insaniquarium. It's this fun game where you feed fish, they give you money to buy cool stuff, fight alien enemies, and try to keep your fish from being eaten. And with a name like Insaniquarium, how could a neurotic fish like me resist it?

(Link courtesy of Deb)

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Thanks for the link Kymberlie!!! I have been looking for a game like this for a while :)

.: munin said on April 8, 2002 10:12 AM :: link it :.

Oh me oh my. It is *so* addictive! :)

.: Meike said on April 8, 2002 11:19 AM :: link it :.

Hey, if Christine is swamped and you need help re-skinning your blog, just give me a yell. I'll need your login and your original index.html and date-based archive templates for MT -- but other than that, if I can get in your FTP, you should be good to go! :-)

.: robyn said on April 8, 2002 01:05 PM :: link it :.

How do I load a game

.: Joe Lawrence said on August 23, 2002 03:40 PM :: link it :.

i hate type g aliens!!!!!!!! >:( Yeah

.: raichu said on September 2, 2002 04:44 PM :: link it :.

yeah, i've been playing for a bit.

.: raichu said on September 2, 2002 04:48 PM :: link it :.

what is a way to defeat a G-Type alien? They seem to go away eventually for me, but only after killing a lot of fish...

.: aLeX said on November 30, 2002 03:31 PM :: link it :.

What is a way to defeat a G-Type alien? I can't get passed that level because they eat all my fish.

.: Jackie said on January 6, 2003 03:22 PM :: link it :.

Youe feed it to death

.: Annielara said on February 3, 2003 04:22 AM :: link it :.

What do you do with a starcatcher? How do you feed it, mine keeps dying.

.: meagan said on February 19, 2003 12:40 PM :: link it :.

THE STARCATCHER A GOLDMINE> first use the green poison on a FULL GROWN FISH (if its not grown, u'l kill it). They become yellow and start to shit out yellow stars. This stars fall down into the starcatcher , and they spit out the BLUE STONES!

.: Ricardo said on May 8, 2003 08:25 AM :: link it :.

For those of u that are not so bright: The starcatcher "FEEDS" on the yellow stars that get shit out by the yellow fish... Actually quit sick if u think of it :p

.: Ricardo said on May 8, 2003 08:31 AM :: link it :.

I started playing Insaniquarium almost 2 and 1/2 years ago. Can you believe I'm still at it? I first discovered it at a game site called or, one or the other. But it was in school and now I've finally graduated. Hopefully it will be a classic that lasts forever and people will give it new twists to keep it as addicting as ever.

.: Jacobe Krylius said on July 26, 2004 01:14 PM :: link it :.

I started playing Insaniquarium almost 2 and 1/2 years ago. Can you believe I'm still at it? I first discovered it at a game site called or, one or the other. But it was in school and now I've finally graduated. Hopefully it will be a classic that lasts forever and people will give it new twists to keep it as addicting as ever.

.: Jacobe Krylius said on July 26, 2004 01:17 PM :: link it :.


.: Anton Bal said on September 13, 2004 12:31 PM :: link it :.

So if anyone is playing the deluxe version - can anyone tell me how to defeat the mean-assed octopus alien?

.: Senior said on September 28, 2004 03:09 AM :: link it :.

Its all good - got him beaten!

.: Senior said on September 28, 2004 12:06 PM :: link it :.

only way i have found is to take
the whale (to save some small fish)
and the sward fish to buttle the octopus.
If you find another way let me know

.: Effi said on October 10, 2004 05:23 PM :: link it :.

this games is my newest dream!
offf if i can buys it i will be the happiest!!!!!

.: FAhd said on October 14, 2004 07:44 AM :: link it :.

I just started playing this game yesterday and I'm hooked. But I don't know exactly how to feed the carnivore? It doesn't eat the fish or the fishfood.

.: Becky said on October 23, 2004 03:34 PM :: link it :.

I have been playing the deluxe version and I am wondering exactly what the "extra" pets do... I know that the nose drips snot and postpones alien attacks by sneezing, what about the penguin - what are you supposed to "punch" with it?

.: Jen said on October 27, 2004 12:38 PM :: link it :.

When the nose sneezes the aliens don't come.

.: Colleen DePuy said on November 23, 2004 10:01 AM :: link it :.

How do you keep your Ultavore alive???

.: Pam said on November 23, 2004 10:49 AM :: link it :.

How do you keep your Ultavore alive???

.: Pam said on November 23, 2004 10:51 AM :: link it :.

How do you keep your Ultravore alive???

.: Pam said on November 23, 2004 10:52 AM :: link it :.

this game is so cool but it needs alot more pets

.: Ryan said on November 27, 2004 11:54 PM :: link it :.

Dont buy ultravores, dey a waste o' money. U keep em alive by gettin a carnivore. Dey eat carnivores an dat is a waste o' money if u eva saw one get wat I mean?

.: Ryuunine said on December 1, 2004 01:51 PM :: link it :.

nonono - ultravore is the bomb. they drop treasure chest worth fortune

.: JAM91 said on December 11, 2004 11:50 PM :: link it :.

I love this game! But I am already to Tank 4-4. The eggs cost 75,000! It takes me like 7 minutes to get that. I think the hardest alien is the dinosaur bone thing. It is really hard to get all the coins that fall down in tank 4. There are so many fish to feed I barely have time pick up coins. The fish I usually have are Gumbo, Meryl and clyde, blip or Nimbus

.: In_love_with_Insaniquarium! said on December 16, 2004 11:23 AM :: link it :.

does any one know how to get bonus pets? I've beaten all 20 levels and there are 4 more spaces in me pets screan I seem to remember seeing somewhere that I can buy a bouns pet for 20,000 shells. Now I have the shells and can't find the buy option.

.: hippydbtr said on February 17, 2005 01:21 PM :: link it :.

What an awesome game! I could play it for hours at a time!

.: Justin said on February 27, 2005 04:31 PM :: link it :.

There are guides, faqs, bug fixes, utilities, chat, forums, etc, etc located at if any of you are looking for such information.


.: ~Sylph~ said on March 2, 2005 11:14 PM :: link it :.

i am having trouble... i beat the regular part of the game now i am having trouble beating the challange and what does the elephant do not much i think... please help me beat this

.: jessica said on March 9, 2005 12:06 AM :: link it :.

this game is so cool
got hooked on 2 it

.: Missie said on March 15, 2005 05:27 PM :: link it :.

Hey for those who have Insaniquarium Deluxe Version 1.1 wot is that thing on the front screen going after the Ultravore? >.

.: Ryuunine said on March 28, 2005 01:38 PM :: link it :.

Hey Hippydbtr u get them by doing the timed thing. At the end wen u win ur money it says at the top 'Buy Bonus pet no. whatever for whatever amount of shells' and thats where u get em from i have em all ^^

.: Ryuunine said on March 28, 2005 01:43 PM :: link it :.

Hey i need help. I dont know how to defeat the big red octupus..when i shoot him it says stop shotting your only giving him health? help me plz

.: said on April 12, 2005 05:51 PM :: link it :.

I have played through all 4 tanks all 5 levels in each tank aprox 12 times now. The best pest for tank 1: Niko, Zorf, Vert. Tank 2: Meryl, Niko, Rufus. Tank 3: Niko, Vert and Itchy or Rufus. Tank 4: Niko, Zorf, Vert. And for all the tanks of all the pets Presto is the best. I always have him with me in every tank. If you click your right mousebutton on Presto you can change him into any of the other pets. So I have him as Blip or Zorf at the start of a level to make fish grow faster or to make my options revealed earlier. And I switch him to Niko for money and into a fighter when aliens come. Smart trick: change Presto into Angie when facing D-type or U-type aliens. I usually never buy more firepower. Levels go quickier when you focus on the egg. To beat the red octopus you fire at him when he is red, and only when he is red. When he is blue and limp he can't hurt anyone and firing at him then makes him stronger. Try it when you have Blip in the tank and see for yourselves. It also helps to have stronger firepower to make the octopuss die faster. Or a fighter pet.
And your Ultravore feeds on Carnivores.
One Carnivore cost 1000 shells and when eating one your Ultravore gives you two chests of gold worth 2000 shells each. So you gain 3000 shells each time.
In the challenge tank it is worse; It's best not to have Blip in those tanks, because everything costs more by the second it is revealed on the top line. Utilise your fighters in these tanks; Itchy, Gash, Rufus -especially in the 4th tank. And always use Presto as a source of money when calm and Angie or a fighter when at war with aliens. Note: Angie can only revive fish she can see. Only fish killed by D or U-type and fish who has starved. I hope I have helped.

.: pus said on April 15, 2005 04:30 AM :: link it :.

i want to know how do you get king blue fish?

.: james said on April 19, 2005 06:23 PM :: link it :.

The orange coloured fish turn into king fish after some time. It took aprox. one month for a regular fish to turn into a king fist in my virtual tank, but I only visit the tank once a day, and for a short time only, so it might go quicker if you take more care of your fish in VT than I do. I seldom use as long time in the game levels to get king fish, but if you play long enough your fish will metamorph into kingfish there as well. After 15-20 minutes?

.: pus said on April 20, 2005 04:03 AM :: link it :.

Actually it takes 11-12 minutes because I know a cheat.

.: Vincent said on May 13, 2005 03:21 AM :: link it :.

You can ask me for cheats if you want.

.: Vincent said on May 13, 2005 03:23 AM :: link it :.

After you get the forth bonus pet you get the four pet limit. It's so cool you could have more combinations with your pets(my favourite is Prego, Blip, Gumbo and Presto it's the best because Presto can change into any other pet even bonus pets).

.: Vincent said on May 13, 2005 03:30 AM :: link it :.

The best way to get past level 4 is to first breed lots of fish then when you have $1000 buy the carnivore then wait for your money to rise to $10,000 then buy a Ultravore. Soon you will have enough money to buy ALL the upgrades like food and weapon( it's best if you buy 2 Ultravore then you will earn about $6000 dollars for each feed, but also buy some breeders to keep your tank populated).

.: Vincent said on May 13, 2005 03:36 AM :: link it :.

I recommend you get the silver trophy first then start he Challenge Mode(to get the silver trophy is to buy all the bonus pets, the 4 pet limit and the 7 virtual tank limit). Then use the combo I said about May 13 03:30am and you'll get past it no time

.: Vincent said on May 13, 2005 03:42 AM :: link it :.

But I haven't tried it with tank 3,4 so try it it might be harder for those tanks because the prices will rise at an incredible rate so you'll have to experiment. If you complete all the tanks 8 times and 1 of your chose you'll gain a golden trophy and a lot of shells(you'll get extra shells if it got into the high scores e.g tank 1 2000 shells but originally 1000 shells.

.: Vincent said on May 13, 2005 03:48 AM :: link it :.

The "thing" that's going after the ultravore is Sylvester the blue alien you fight with in tank 1.

.: Vincent said on May 14, 2005 09:40 PM :: link it :.

Where's everybody for the last few weeks?

.: Vincent said on May 14, 2005 09:41 PM :: link it :.

How can I get rid of the alien atractor in VT? I want the food upgrade that comes after I buy the atractor, but I don't want the aliens in the tank. Seems like I can sell anything apart from the damn thing.

.: pus said on May 16, 2005 03:00 AM :: link it :.

nevermind -I figured it out
It's just to un-enable it in the tank mode of VT-tank. Then it goes away and you can still get the food upgrade for VT-tank.

.: pus said on May 16, 2005 01:08 PM :: link it :.

I'd like to wish you all the best today. In Norway we celebrate our independance today. Ü

.: pus said on May 17, 2005 06:09 AM :: link it :.

Isn't anybody going to ask me?

.: Vincent said on May 17, 2005 06:52 AM :: link it :.

whats the cheat? and does it work on the online version? just randomly got the blue fish and i have no idea where it came from.

.: Larkin said on May 17, 2005 09:20 PM :: link it :.

The blue fish is morphed from a 12-15 minutes old guppy. If you can keep the regular orange fish alive for 12-15 minutes it becomes a blue fish.

.: pivis said on May 18, 2005 02:06 AM :: link it :.

Can someone please send me a crack for this game? please email me at
thanks in advance....

.: syl said on May 22, 2005 10:17 AM :: link it :.

The only cheats which work on the online version are some of the ones in the Sandbox(these cheats are numbers but don't know if the numpad can work never tried it out yet). The cheats are 1,2,3,4 Or 5. 1 gives you a free small guppy. 2 gives you a free carnivore. 3 gives you a guppy with star potion inside. 4 gives you a starcatcher. If you wnat more try but some of the letters don't work.

.: Vincent said on May 29, 2005 12:41 AM :: link it :.

There are some cheats only for the full version. But they are for fun.

.: Vincent said on May 29, 2005 12:43 AM :: link it :.

The full version cheats which I use is: space, void, zombie. Space makes the backdrop a space topic. Void makes the backdrop blank white. Zombie makes your fish look like they're dead. To reverse the cheats you type them in again while you're playing( you use these cheats while you play NOT WHEN YOU ARE ON THE MENU).

.: Vincent said on May 31, 2005 03:43 AM :: link it :.

I just love this game and wanted to buy it but unsuccessful because I am outside the territory...Could anyone please send me a crack to I really appreciate it!

.: Ashleigh said on June 3, 2005 08:10 PM :: link it :.

How do you defeat D-tpye aliens???It kills aways all of my poor fishies and i have to start the level again!!!!

.: soni said on June 6, 2005 10:01 PM :: link it :.

The D type is defeated by shooting at it, but when it fires missiles you have to shoot them befor they hit your fish, and then go back to shooting at the body of it again.

.: pus said on June 7, 2005 06:02 AM :: link it :.

Does anybody know when or how you can buy a mini sylvester from virtual tank.(sylvester is the blue alien in tank 1)

.: Vincent said on June 16, 2005 05:31 PM :: link it :.

I've tried to enter a message with url to this guide on other occations, but my messages has been removed.
Maybe it's because I'm not allowed to promote another fishpage?
I don't earn anything by this -it's not my page.
I just found it most helpful and enlightening, so I thought it might help others...

.: pus said on June 18, 2005 08:30 AM :: link it :.

Don't have to tell me how I can get a mini sylvester because I just bought one today.

.: Vincent said on June 22, 2005 07:07 PM :: link it :.

Lol, I have had one for ages XD I love him... he is called Minoux O.o Don't ask... I did have two but one had to go for I wanted an Ultravore, and sorry, I didn't know it was Sylvester, that alien on the front of the screen chasing the Ultra XD I thought it was maybe a fish I didn't know of... anyway, sorry for blabbering on, I will shut up now. O.o *Shuts up*

.: Ryuunine said on June 27, 2005 10:25 AM :: link it :.

do the fully grown fish need to be blue to take the star potion?

.: said on July 9, 2005 02:34 PM :: link it :.

How do you beat the "alien that can't be defeated by lasers" in Tank 2?
I'm playing the free web version but I still can't get past it x.x

.: Lil FD said on July 11, 2005 05:03 PM :: link it :.

The fully grown don't have to be blue to take the star potion. It only takes a full grown one to take it(an orange one). To defeat the alien in tank 2 which can't be killed by lasers is "signature G" or Glus for short, you feed him to death with fish food(it won't use up any money to kill it so don't worry).

.: Vincent said on July 16, 2005 08:34 PM :: link it :.

Does anybody know what a whiffle ball (the white ball with lots of holes in it) grows into? A soccer ball first or the Beach ball first or is it the other way around.

.: Vincent said on July 26, 2005 02:08 AM :: link it :.

the whiffle ball becomes a football or basketball first I think and then a beach ball. But you find out very quickly if you feed it at least 3 times a day.

.: pus said on July 26, 2005 05:58 AM :: link it :.

It doesn't say but do you know how long it really takes to grow? Is it like a guppy, wait for one week feeding it 3 times a day? Or does it have a special period(taking longer or shorter)?

.: Vincent said on July 27, 2005 07:59 AM :: link it :.

I still don't know but it first turns into a soccer ball then it turns into a beach ball. All these balls are used by one of the bonus pet. It's the green sea serpent called Stanley, if you know.

.: Vincent said on August 12, 2005 05:32 PM :: link it :.

lol im so stupid..i put a carnivore n dat electrical eel thingy az mi pet in da same tank :p:p:p...duh

.: sOfY said on September 21, 2005 09:16 PM :: link it :.

Hi. I am newly obsessed with this game. However all I can get is the PopCap trial period. My time has run out and I want to play so much more. Does anyone know how to unlock the trial mode into full version. I have codes, but you need an email address too. I have tried mine, but they don't work. Please email me at if you know how. Thanks

.: magen said on October 2, 2005 04:11 AM :: link it :.

Does anyone know haw to get a blue king fish cause i keep getting them but i have no idea how i got them so can you help me?

.: mickey said on December 18, 2005 01:28 AM :: link it :.

The blue fish is morphed from a 12-15 minutes old guppy. If you can keep the regular orange fish alive for 12-15 minutes it becomes a blue fish.
.: pivis said on May 18, 2005 02:06 AM :

it's right there
just keep a regualr guppy alive for approx. 12 minutes (or 3-6 weeks in the virtual tank)

.: pus said on December 23, 2005 03:49 PM :: link it :.

If any of u need to know how to deal with U-Type aliens, here's how. First, start at it. When it shoots white cannonballs at your fish, you must shoot them to reflect them away from your fish. Otherwise, the cannonballs will kill your fish. When you shoot 'em, they will move in a line fron where you shot 'em to where the center was when you shot. Note: After you kill any kind of alien, you get a diamond. And always have Angie in your tank to recover some of the fish. For II-Type aliens,concentrate on both ends. Both can attack fish.Here is a quick list of which alien is what.

ENEMY:"lion" or sylvester

G-TYPE: feed to kill

D-TYPE: shoots arrows at fish

P-TYPE: red octupus

U-TYPE: shoots white cannonballs at fish

II-TYPE: shoot both ends to kill

.: said on January 14, 2006 01:49 AM :: link it :.

.: said on February 2, 2006 10:22 PM :: link it :.

this game is fun. but i'm having trouble defeating the type II alien. and does anyone no how many tanks are in adventure mode.

.: Juanzyboy said on February 6, 2006 03:10 PM :: link it :.

there are 4 tanks, and 5 levels on each tank

.: paige said on February 10, 2006 03:52 PM :: link it :.

i have completed the game loads of times, and took over the scoreboards!!!!!!!! lol. yes it is me.

.: paige said on February 10, 2006 03:54 PM :: link it :.

mail me if any of u need help.

.: paige said on February 10, 2006 03:56 PM :: link it :.


.: Harrison said on February 10, 2006 06:06 PM :: link it :.

does anyone notice that an ultravore costs the same in the game and the virtual tank?

.: bad said on February 12, 2006 10:49 AM :: link it :.

Hello, On level 3-3 or when you have a octopus it is hard to kill him. Use the whale thats blue and tan wal somthing is his name lol forgot but he will protect babys and medium fish. Be sure to have at least 1 for him to protect. The octopus is very hard to beat and he will kill all of your fish. Also only shoot at him when he is red otherwise he gains strengh. Be aware he will kill all un protected fish and it takes awhile to kill him .Thats why I reccomend the whale. Gl

.: Jam said on February 20, 2006 02:00 PM :: link it :.

there is also a tank 5 which is called Final Boss. On that level u protect pets from aliens, not fish.This tank only 1 level. and the boss alien emits others. So concentrate on keeping boss away from pets. once you kill boss click the egg to finish(dont worry about remaining emitted aliens if any).

.: Choong Yin said on March 1, 2006 02:38 AM :: link it :.

ele eats fish food and spits out mostly stars(good pet for tank 2), but in 2-3 mins he will spit out a diamond if u feed im enough.and in 4-5 minutes, if u keep on feeding him, he gives u a pearl(beetamuncher's 500, not Niko's 250)and in 14-18 he gives u a treasure. give money after evry 3 feedings

.: hcy said on March 1, 2006 02:46 AM :: link it :.

II need help in the victual tank, how do you turn the fish to king fish faster?? also how do you get past the 3rd tank in the challenge level?? i got to the silver trophy is there any more?? One more question.. I bought the deluxe version and if I play it a lot it makes my computer freeze and shut down then I have to reinstall can any one tell me why??

.: Suz said on March 17, 2006 05:35 PM :: link it :.


.: mashu007 said on March 23, 2006 06:32 AM :: link it :.

Be aware that if you timetravel (change the date as mashu007 suggests) you virtual store probably will freeze and have the same things to buy until the date after you timetraveled to. To get a king guppy you would have to go aprox. one month ahead and then you will get the same store options for a month...

.: pus said on March 26, 2006 01:33 AM :: link it :.

this game is awesome, but challenge mode is hard: what u should do is concentrate on ur fish and not starcatchers, guppycrunchers,or bettlemunchers. You should focus on king fish because i had 1 king fish and i bought 2 egg pieces in the 3 challenge level!!!!!

.: Joe said on April 25, 2006 07:18 PM :: link it :.

how do you get rid of cheats? i can't get rid of the space background!

.: Andrew_no said on May 17, 2006 06:04 PM :: link it :.

reply to me at plz

.: Andrew_no said on May 17, 2006 06:10 PM :: link it :.

does ne 1 no where i can get a crack or serial? ive found some but they dont work. it also asks for email and i dont no wat 2 put there.

.: Ed said on May 22, 2006 06:15 PM :: link it :.

if ya want the deluxe version for free just dl it off of a p2p program.. duh

.: whoaitsben said on June 2, 2006 02:29 PM :: link it :.

Damned free trial, my freakin time ran out and now i cant play but i also dun wanna buy it. HELP???

.: Pink_Butt said on July 30, 2006 03:14 AM :: link it :.

does any one knows about the santa fish?

.: mr none of your buissness said on August 2, 2006 02:40 AM :: link it :.

the santa fish is very special if you go to the virtual tank.....

.: said on August 2, 2006 02:41 AM :: link it :.

buy a guppy and name it santa then mabye i was only told twice it will drop shells while singing christmas songs

.: said on August 2, 2006 02:46 AM :: link it :.

im pissed because the balls at the store and i dont have 20000 shells and its 11:00!

.: Decoda said on August 11, 2006 10:05 PM :: link it :.

Will a Santa fish ture into a king ?

.: TCY155 (need lots of help !!!) said on August 31, 2006 08:54 AM :: link it :.

is any 1 here???????

.: TCY155 (need lots of help !!!) said on August 31, 2006 08:57 AM :: link it :.

pls reply to me at .tq!

.: TCY155 (need lots of help !!!) said on August 31, 2006 09:01 AM :: link it :.

No, a Santa will stay a Santa.
Only regular coloured guppies turn into kings -no other coloured guppies change.

.: said on September 1, 2006 05:06 AM :: link it :.

Does any one know how to get any cheats for the challenge mode? As in money wise?

.: Brazos said on September 2, 2006 03:33 PM :: link it :.

How do you get a Santa in a Challenge Course?

.: Brazos said on September 2, 2006 03:38 PM :: link it :.

I've got about 100,000 dollars on adventure tank 2-3 and i still don't have the option of buying an egg piece! Is there something wrong with my download, or do the eggs in this tank cost a fortune?

.: jazz said on September 3, 2006 06:28 PM :: link it :.

For tank 2 level 3 the egg pieces should cost 5000 a piece. You won't get the option to buy the eggpieces until you buy a starcather. For tank 3 you must buy a guppycruncher and a beetlemuncher to finish the levels. Highest price for an eggpiece is tank 4 level 5 where you need 99 999 *3 and you need to buy a carnivore to finsih the levels here.

.: said on September 4, 2006 04:46 AM :: link it :.

This game is like unfinishshable !!!!

.: TCY155 (need lots of help !!!) said on September 5, 2006 08:21 AM :: link it :.

hi yall

.: Jesse said on September 6, 2006 01:41 AM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at April 8, 2002 12:57 AM to see this post.

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