A coworker of mine, who owns several aquariums and many fish, has been trying to persuade me to get a pet fish of my own for some time now. Since that is not going to happen (no pets for this lady), I decided that the next best thing would be a to crochet a fish.
Meet Oscar - he does not need to be fed regularly and his tank never needs to be cleaned.
Amigurumi Two: Crochet Toys for Me and You and Baby Too
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton
Is this a substitute for an actual fish?: absolutely