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fish robot help flopping

'Flopping fish'

Hello,
First of all I'm art student, therefore (as you may expect) I know nothing where electronics is
concerned. I have come onto here wondering if you could guide/ recommend/ give any advice.

I'm currently starting a new art project as part of my university course.
What I require is a series mechanism/ piece of electronics which could fit inside a
model of a fish (hand size) and make it flop without assistance.