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Topic: Fake animals.
Message: Posted by: Sindre (Jan 5, 2008 12:29PM)
Hi there. I'm interested in both magic and aquariums/fish. I have an aquarium.
I thought about producing some real fishes in my act. Which methods do you recommend to use without hurting the fishes? I'm looking for effects like fishes appear in a small empty aquarium or something.
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Jan 5, 2008 02:21PM)
One method is as simple as a mirror glass. (Use several fish.)

I'm not sure the plexiglas aquarium is still available.

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: Spellbinder (Jan 5, 2008 03:27PM)
There is an effect where a live goldfish appears inside a sealed bottle of spring water (which you can take from a spectator at a picnic, etc. if you wish because the bottle is completely unprepared at the start), and is then poured out into a transparent Party Cup. It's described in my Dollar Store Magic section under the name "Party Cup Magic."

I also have an "Appearing Goldfish" effect where one or more goldfish appear in a clear goldfish bowl from the Dollar Store or from a Pet Shop. You gimmick the bowl yourself following my directions. That one is located in The Wizards' Journal #6 on my site.

No fake animals are harmed in either effect! The live ones aren't harmed either!
Message: Posted by: Mumblemore (Jan 9, 2008 03:17PM)
The Kozuch Gimmick is great for hand production of a single smaller fish (I use a guppy), although it's a little constrained to leave the fish in too long. Also, the Artistic Fish is a good visual appearance (slightly cramped space also). There's another one I am interested in but do not have, which is the Fish Kerchief (silk effet where fish disappears from silk but is "poured" into bowl). Balloonfish by Tivoli seemed too confining for the fish (glorified fish TT). I got rid of that one.
Message: Posted by: Sindre (Jan 15, 2008 02:34PM)
Thanks! now know vhat to look for. Im gonna see if I find something wich I probably do.
Message: Posted by: ekozuch (Jun 22, 2008 10:34AM)
Hi, with Kozuch`s gimmick you can make a very similar effect to artistic fish...maybe even better...
Message: Posted by: B Hackler (Jun 22, 2008 02:42PM)
I use the classic fish bowl by Hughes magic. it's great for producing multiple fish and looks great on stage.
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Jun 23, 2008 09:25AM)
Little Fishy is for walk around and close-up magic. One fish appears inside of a small jar from an empty silk.
Message: Posted by: Sindre (Jun 29, 2008 01:36PM)
Thank you! Does anyone know where I can get these effects/props?
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Jun 30, 2008 07:07AM)
Try seaching for "fish" tricks online at different magic shops.
Message: Posted by: ERIC (Jun 30, 2008 08:50AM)
Any fishbowl production would work as well. Such as the Westgate bowl production or any other bowl production.
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Jun 30, 2008 10:38AM)
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On 2008-01-05 16:27, Spellbinder wrote:
There is an effect where a live goldfish appears inside a sealed bottle of spring water (which you can take from a spectator at a picnic, etc. if you wish because the bottle is completely unprepared at the start), and is then poured out into a transparent Party Cup. It's described in my Dollar Store Magic section under the name "Party Cup Magic."

I also have an "Appearing Goldfish" effect where one or more goldfish appear in a clear goldfish bowl from the Dollar Store or from a Pet Shop. You gimmick the bowl yourself following my directions. That one is located in The Wizards' Journal #6 on my site.

No fake animals are harmed in either effect! The live ones aren't harmed either!
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I love the party cup magic version. Simpler and easier than the bowl version in Wizards Journal #6. Both are good, but I prefer the cup version.
Definitely worth the tiny expense for this trick.
Gwyd
Message: Posted by: Sindre (Jun 30, 2008 11:52AM)
Thanks guys! (It's a long time since we talked Gsidhe, hint hint) :yippee:
Message: Posted by: Mumblemore (Jul 10, 2008 08:06PM)
I would try Hank Lee, Daytona Magic, and Hocus Pocus for large selection and good periodic sales(I got most of my fish stuff from Hank Lee), but also Madhatter Magic and MJM Magic for good service and, often, better prices.