Goldfish Owner Makes A Cork ‘Wheelchair’ To Help His Sick Fish Swim Upright

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‘Fish wheelchairs’ (or slings or buoys – call them what you will) like these are used to help fish swim upright while they recover from swim bladder infections that make it difficult for them to do so on their own. Green peas can help solve buoyancy issues related to constipation, but infected swim bladders or other issues may require specialized medication. Consult your vet!

Using a simple cork, this owner saved his fish’s life


Floating ‘wheelchairs’ like these help sick fish stay upright


Swim bladder infections or constipation can make it hard or impossible to swim with balance


There are professional veterinary versions, too!