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Man makes tiny customised ‘wheelchair’ for goldfish

Just look at it loving life now that it is finally able to swim free.
Man makes tiny customised ‘wheelchair’ for goldfish

It wasn’t always like that though as this particular goldfish suffers from swim bladder disease, which means it is unable to control its buoyancy in the water.
This means it was unable to hold itself upright and so was permanently stuck at the bottom of its tank.
But thanks to 20-year-old Derek, who works at a local aquarium shop in San Antonio, the little guy now has his own Customised Wheelchair so that he could cope.
Derek told Buzzfeed: ‘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.
‘I added weights to the bottom of the ‘chair’ and something to keep him afloat on top (styrofoam), and slowly removed pieces until I achieved just the right buoyancy to make it easy for him to swim around without feeling like he’s dragging around a chair.’
Derek’s awesome invention was shared by friend Taylor Dean, 19, who makes her living creating educational animal videos on YouTube.
After Derek told her what he’d done, she knew she had to share it with the world.
Writer: Tanveer Mann for Metro.co.uk


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