Sick Fish Couldn’t Stay Afloat, So This Guy Built Him A Tiny Wheelchair


SUMMARY:

Taylor Dean, a 19-year-old Youtuber who creates educational
animal videos, just shared a picture of a goldfish in a
‘wheelchair’ – and the Internet is going crazy over it. It was
sent to her by a friend named Derek who works in a local
aquarium shop. The guy recently had a customer bring in their
pet goldfish that was suffering from swim bladder disease, a
condition that makes a fish unable to control its buoyancy in
the water. As diet adjustments and water treatments were
ineffective, Derek decided to go an extra mile to help the
little floating fellow by creating a goldfish ‘wheelchair’.


DETAIL:

“I got some airline tubing that people usually use in their
tank and just placed it around the goldfish. I added some
valves to the bottom of it, which acted as a ‘chair’ to prop
him up… [Then] added weights to the bottom of the ‘chair’ and
something to keep him afloat on top (styrofoam),” Derek told
Buzzfeed. He added: “The bottom weight is almost equal to the
pull on top so it works quite well for him!”

Taylor’s post went viral, with the woman commenting: “I’ve
worked with several injured fish but him going out of his way
to help this fish was just precious.”

More info: Twitter (h/t)

Taylor Dean, who creates educational animal videos, just shared
a picture of a goldfish in a ‘wheelchair’

It was sent to her by a friend named Derek who works in a local
aquarium shop

The guy went an extra mile to build a wheelchair for a fish
suffering from swim bladder disease

The condition made the fish unable to control its buoyancy in
the water –  until now, that is


“The bottom weight is almost equal to the pull on top so it
works quite well for him”

“I’ve worked with several injured fish but him going out of his
way to help this fish was just precious”

The Internet reacted:



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