Wed Mar 15 2017
When 19-year-old Taylor Dean shared a photo she received on Twitter of a goldfish using a custom wheelchair, the internet reacted as you'd expect.
You see, Derek works in a local aquarium in San Antonio, so this guy really knows what he's doing. He proudly revealed his invention after other treatments for the poorly goldfish hadn't worked.
He told Buzzfeed News: "I got some airline tubing that people usually use in their tank and just placed it around the goldfish.
"I added some valves to the bottom of it, which acted as a chair to prop him up."
He then tied on some styrofoam as a buoyancy aid and meticulously removed pieces until the weight was just right for the fish to move around freely.