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Goldfish Stuck Swimming Upside Down Is Saved By a Hand-Made LIFE JACKET

A goldfish is probably the last thing you think may need a life jacket, but as it turns out, this little goldfish’s life has turned around — literally.

This poor goldfish was stuck swimming upside down after it developed a buoyancy disorder AKA swim bladder. Thankfully though, the life jacket was just what was needed to save the fish from spending the rest of its life upside down

The unfortunate goldie found himself constantly living upside down and at the bottom of his tank after contracting the untreatable illness.

The unfortunate fish found himself living upside at the bottom of his tank after a bout of swim bladder, a disorder which affects buoyancy

The unfortunate fish found himself living upside at the bottom of his tank after a bout of swim bladder, a disorder which affects buoyancy

Unprepared to see him suffer his family sought help from a nearby animal sanctuary.

Stacey O’Shea, founder of The Garden Sanctuary from Wolverhampton, UK, used her animal expertise to craft a special lifejacket.

See the goldfish lifejacket in action:

O’Shea used tiny plastic tubing, the t junctions that are used in air conditioning filters, and some polystyrene to create a tiny goldfish lifejacket. It is also weighted just enough to keep the wearer upright without dragging it to the bottom of the tank.

Good Samaritan Stacey even periodically changes the polystyrene and cuts it into different sizes so that the fish can swim at other levels and see every part of the tank.

Stacey, 41, said: “He had been living on the bottom of his tank upside down for sometime and his lovely family were desperate to get him help so he came to us.”

Caring Stacey even changed the polystyrene periodically - cutting it to different sizes - so the fish could swim at other levels and see various parts of the tank

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Joe Kahlo

Written by Joe Kahlo

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