The FWB has circumvented a pet ban by buying an aquarium, and is now researching which fish she should stock it with.
Google led her to the Japanese ricefish, or Medaka, “the only species of vertebrate”:http://cosmo.ric.u-tokyo.ac.jp/SPACEMEDAKA/IML2/e/BOOKCONTENTS_E.html attested to have had sex in space.
It wasn’t easy for the Medaka. It took them “hours.(8mb quicktime of piscine teenage fumbling)”:http://cosmo.ric.u-tokyo.ac.jp/SPACEMEDAKA/IML2video/QTmovie/2556.MOV Many candidates reacted to the strains of zero gravity by looping the loop compulsively. But in the end, four heroic ricefish were sent up on _Columbia_ in 1994, and several hundred of them came down.
I find it shocking that these creatures beat “my beloved worm”:http://www.thewormbook.com into space. But they have one more thing in common with _c.elegans:_ there are lab stocks marked in interesting ways with [“GFP.”:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=11226275&dopt=Abstract] All we have to do now is to get hold of some.