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A goldfish in a wheelchair conquers the internet



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17 Marzo 2017 17:11

The little fish couldn't keep his balance on his own, so they made him a 'wheelchair'.

Taylor Dean is a 19-year-old YouTuber from San Antonio, Texas, who uploads educational animal videos. Her friend Derek, 20, works at an aquarium shop in the same city.

A customer recently came to Derek with a goldfish that was suffering from swim bladder disease – a disorder that prevents fishes from controlling their buoyancy in the water. When the bladder is infected or deformed it can cause a fish to float to the top of the water, swim upside-down, or lean heavily to one side.

As this particular fish's problem was incurable – meaning it was condemned to spend its life stuck at the bottom of its tank – Derek had an idea for a way to help the little invalid out: he made a tiny goldfish wheelchair.

The story already has more than 25,000 retweets, 75,000 likes and and a whole load of comments – mainly expressing delight at this touching display of kindness towards our fishy friends. 

And although most users have nothing but love for Taylor and Derek...


...there's just no pleasing some people.

Others are desperate to see the contraption in action. 

But so far Taylor has just added a couple of photos to show that the fish is doing just fine.

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But, just to give you an idea, here's another fish in a wheelchair. And by the looks of things, he's doing just swimmingly.