Humans aren't the only ones who need wheelchairs - sometimes goldfish need them too.
A few weeks ago Derek, an aquarium shop worker, was trying to help a poor little goldfish afflicted with swim bladder disease. The fish couldn't control its buoyancy and spent its entire life on the bottom of his tank. Sometimes a change of diet or water treatment can help fix this disease, but no treatment was working for this poor little fish, according to BuzzFeed.
The wheelchair is made with fish tank airline tubing, valves and a bit of styrofoam sized perfectly to balance the little goldfish.
"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." Derek told BuzzFeed. "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."
He texted his solution to a friend and fellow animal lover Taylor Dean
Stacie Simpson is a FamilyShare staff writer. She loves listening to, gathering and sharing stories and advice to help others improve their quality of life. She spends most of her free time with her husband, ballroom dancing, reading and writing.