A man who works at an aquarium store built a buoyancy control device to help a goldfish who has a buoyancy problem. His friend, Taylor Nicole Dean tweeted an image of his text to her and wrote on her Twitter account (@taylorndean) that “Wheelchair fish is doing well,” and the Internet fell in love with it.
Derek (no last name given), who works at Aquarium Designs in San Antonio, Texas, first created the BCD using aquarium airline tubing that loops around the fish’s body and fashioned a loop of some sort that holds the floating material.
My friend made a wheelchair for a goldfish pic.twitter.com/QghXTY7rme
— Taylor Nicole Dean (@taylorndean) March 10, 2017
After he got the fish to float better, Dean tweeted that the fish is doing well with the device to help it swim.
Just wanted to let you guys know wheelchair fish is still doing well and got an even more comfortable wheelchair pic.twitter.com/AwjeJU0pFL
— Taylor Nicole Dean (@taylorndean) March 15, 2017
Derek upgraded the fish’s BCD with what Dean says is a more comfortable “wheelchair.” This chair has less tubing and a larger flotation device, but the fish seems to be doing well with it.