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Man Creates Tiny Wheelchair To Help His Sick Goldfish

An animal lover has created a tiny wheelchair-like device for his poorly goldfish. Henry Kim owns 20...
Aoife Plunkett
Aoife Plunkett

2:26 PM - 19 Jul 2019



Man Creates Tiny Wheelchair To...

Lunchtime

Man Creates Tiny Wheelchair To Help His Sick Goldfish

Aoife Plunkett
Aoife Plunkett

2:26 PM - 19 Jul 2019



An animal lover has created a tiny wheelchair-like device for his poorly goldfish.

Henry Kim owns 20 goldfish across three aquariums in his house and is passionate about their well-being.

He was concerned when he noticed his fish start to float upside down, something that can be caused by swim bladder.

Swim Bladder

All fish have a swim bladder, which helps them stay upright in water.

Once this fails they tend to lose the ability to stay upright, floating to the top or bottom of the tank, eventually dying.

Determined to help his fishy friends, Kim decided to find a solution to their disability.

After much research online, he fashioned what he calls a "wheelchair", which helps fish stay upright and afloat despite their health issues.

Henry said:

"Fish with this issue only live a couple of months, but thanks to this device, one of my fish has lived to be five months old.

"My wheelchair helps them stay afloat and have a longer life."

You can check out the device in action in the video below.



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