Shrapnel is a robotic fish with red steely eyes, a metallic body, and red propelors. He drifts around the tank and drops bombs occasionally.
Shrapnel releases a bomb every 18 seconds. It flashes white shortly before releasing a bomb. Bombs are worth $150 in Adventure Mode and 5 shells in Virtual Tank. Shrapnel gives an average of $8.33/sec, which is the highest of all direct money producing pets (the others are Niko at $6.25/sec, and Vert at $5.83/sec). This makes it quite effective early on, but becomes less so later on when there is more danger of blowing up on a fish. As such, it might be helpful to use Presto to generate money near the beginning and changing him to another pet later on, especially in Tank 4 where breeders produce immense amounts of guppies.
"When talking about Shrapnel, the main question is usually: What are the market forces of supply and demand that result in Shrapnel's bombs being worth $150? Alan Fishspan, chairman of the Federal Shell Reserve answers: "This is a response to the current low rate on 30 year mortgages, combined with the strong performance of the Euro against the dollar.""
- Shrapnels are the fragments of an object thrown out after an explosion.
- Shrapnel appears to be a wind-up robot, due to the key as a dorsal fin.
- Shrapnel, along with Gash and Amp, are the only pets that can harm fish.
|Tank 1||Stinky • Niko • Itchy • Prego • Zorf|
|Tank 2||Clyde • Vert • Rufus • Meryl • Wadsworth|
|Tank 3||Seymour • Shrapnel • Gumbo • Blip • Rhubarb|
|Tank 4||Nimbus • Amp • Gash • Angie|
|Bonus||Brinkley • Nostradamus • Stanley • Walter|