A pet Betta fish did a spot of online shopping and inadvertently shared its owner’s credit card details on a livestream, according to reports.

Japanese YouTuber Mutekimaru, aka Maurice, runs a channel that features his Betta (Siamese fighting fish), playing Pokémon video games on a Nintendo gaming console.

However, the device recently malfunctioned during a game of Pokémon Violet and returned to the home screen, the NY Post reports.

Somehow, the fish managed to open the Nintendo eShop and spend $4 to purchase points.

It also exposed its owner’s credit card info on livestream, downloaded an app, spent reward money on a new avatar and asked online payment company PayPal to send a confirmation email.

The fish also managed to change the channel account name from “Mutekimaru” to “ROWAWAWAWA.”

It isn’t the first time the fish have made headlines.

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Back in 2020, one of the bettas defeated the Hoenn Champion Steven Stone to clear Pokémon Sapphire on the GameCube after more than 3000 hours of continuous playtime.

Another was able to uncover a game glitch that humans hadn’t discovered in 18 years.

The Pokémon Sapphire win came just four months after the Japanese fish owner set up a special system for the fish to play.

Mutekimaru had its tank divided into different sections that are designated as the Left, Right, Up, Down, A, B buttons of a controller.

A camera was then set up to track Mutekimaru, translating the fish’s movements into inputs as it swims around the various sections of its tank.

According to the channel description, Mutekimaru is swapped between three other fishes every 12 hours to allow each some time to rest.

It isn’t the first time a fish has played video games – back in 2014, a Betta named Grayson Hopper and his owner streamed Pokémon Red on Twitch for over 125 hours using a similar camera/grid setup.

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