Animals Video

By Federico Cornetto


A kindhearted man has built a ‘wheelchair’ device to help his disabled goldfish stay afloat.

Fashion designer Henry Kim, 32, is an aquarium enthusiast who keeps over 20 goldfish in three different tanks in his house in Seoul, South Korea.

After many of his goldfish died due to swim bladder disorder, an ailment which makes them float upside down or sink to the bottom of their bowl, Henry used plastic components to create a floatation device which he calls a ‘wheelchair’.

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Henry says his invention is the result of a lot of research on Google and mixing up what he learned from different tutorials.

Henry said: “Swim bladder disorder can be caused by many reasons such as overeating or unclean waters.

“I normally find it in fish that have been imported to Korea from Thailand or China.

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“Fish with this issue only live a couple of months, but thanks to this device, one of my fish has lived to be five months old.

“My wheelchair helps them stay afloat and have a longer life.”