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These Floating "Wheelchairs" Help Sick Goldfish Swim Upright

Jun 1, 2015

We've seen a variety of wheelchairs and other mobility aids for animals like dogs, cats and even turtles, but what do you do if you have a pet goldfish that's having some buoyancy problems? 

Most fish have an internal, gas-filled organ known as the swim or air bladder that helps the fish to control its buoyancy and maintain or alter its depth without wasting energy on swimming. When this gets infected, it can be hard for the fish to swim upright on its own. 

This is where simple cork slings/buoys, a.k.a. "fish wheelchairs," come into play.


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These flotation devices help fish stay upright while they recover.


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There are also professional, veterinarian versions, in case you're not into DIY.


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Just keep swimming, just keep swimming!


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Check out the video below to see one of these harnesses in action:

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Via: Bored Panda 

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