Taylor Dean, a 19-year-old Youtuber who creates educational animal videos, recently shared a picture of a goldfish in a wheelchair. It was sent to her by a friend named Derek who works in a local aquarium shop.
Derek recently had a customer bring in their pet goldfish that was suffering from swim bladder disease, a condition that makes a fish unable to control its buoyancy in the water. As diet adjustments and water treatments were ineffective, Derek decided to go an extra mile to help the little floating fellow by creating a goldfish ‘wheelchair’.
Taylor’s post went viral, with the woman commenting: “I’ve worked with several injured fish but him going out of his way to help this fish was just precious.”