This project was largely inspired by our desire to create a product drawn from a fresh perspective. We looked not to people, but to nature to come up with our idea. From the beginning, we wanted to create our product by using bio-mimicry- in other words, we wanted to replicate a natural occurrence in our invention. We were fascinated by the hag fish and its unique ability to secrete thick, strong slime when threatened by predators. We felt that the composition of the slime was something we could attempt to imitate in our product. Knowing that our product had to involve water since that is the key component in activating the slime, we decided on making a patch for leaky pipes- an everyday problem that impacts many people. Currently, an environmental concern in our world is the Dakota Access Pipeline issue; this played a major role in inspiring our "Fish Fix" project. Since the oil-filled pipeline stretches 3,600 miles between North and South Dakota it places a major threat on many major water supplies in the instance of a leak. In light of the fact that the Dakota Access Pipeline places such a major threat on the marine life surrounding the pipeline, as well as the vast amount of water it is suspended in; we sought out to find a solution to this pipe leakage. Not only do large pipelines (similar to the Dakota Access Pipeline) immensely cut back on the water conservation act, but also household pipes and their day to day leaks play a big role in water waste.