Aquarium Worker Designs Wheelchair For Goldfish In Need

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An aquarium worker from Texas has become a quick internet sensation after he designed and created a “wheelchair” for a disabled goldfish.

The goldfish in question had been diagnosed with a bladder problem. The owner of the aquarium asked Derek to help the goldfish.

Because of the condition, the goldfish could only remain at the bottom of the tank, and wasn’t able to swim around.

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Usually, when goldfishes suffer from such conditions, they are flushed away. However, Derek wanted to find a more elegant solution to the problem.

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“So I made him a wheelchair and he loves it,” Derek texted Taylor Dean, a friend and YouTube vlogger.

The “wheelchair” in question has been designed using air tubing and styrofoam.

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Taylor Dean shared the images over social media and it instantly went viral, catapulting the owner, the goldfish, and the inventor into internet stardom!

In fact, the story has already become a popular meme!

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Derek later showed the world how the “wheelchair” was made.

He added Styrofoam at the top, and some weight at the bottom. He had to gradually keep modifying the weight until it was buoyant enough for the goldfish.

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Taylor Dean later shared an updated version of the wheelchair.

The airline tubing has now been replaced with a more comfortable netting design.

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The goldfish couldn’t be happier to be able to swim again!

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