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life jacket for a goldfish w/ swim bladder

Had to share this... pretty awesome

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-24-2013, 02:38 AM
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wow, thats so awesome, lol..
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i applaud him. thats jsut awesome
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Love it.

I love it when people go above and beyond for their pets. Especially when the pets are "just" fish. This guy is awesome!

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Totes legit.

How I feel about non-planted aquariums.
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I like this quote from the article, "'People have said I'm crazy but every animal is a valued family member and I do my best to help every one of them."

He's done a wonderful thing.


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Now if only he could get an aquarium big enough for 4 goldfish!
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Now if only he could get an aquarium big enough for 4 goldfish!
I'd wondered about that as well, though they seem well cared for... to say the least. He made a life jacket for one and feeds it via a straw.


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Yes, most people don't realize how large of a bioload their goldfish have though. Maybe after that article was published someone let him know.
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I heard about someone else who had a goldfish with the same problem, he attached the fish to a piece of styrafoam using wire. It didn't look half as comfortable as this cool little life jacket.

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I heard about someone else who had a goldfish with the same problem, he attached the fish to a piece of styrafoam using wire. It didn't look half as comfortable as this cool little life jacket.
It's impressive what he came up with. Einstein doesn't seem to mind it. Though, I wonder if it will end up causing any skin ailments. It's nice to see someone caring enough to try something like this.


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This is cool, but like said, the tank is wayyyy to small. Plus goldfish can grow much larger, he will really need to check him like daily and adjust the body sling as needed, but he might become stunted due to the tank size....I wonder what food he feeds them too...food can really have an impact of goldfish and there floaty issues.
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He seems like he really cares for his fish, so I bet he wouldn't mind if you tried sending him a message, via the reporter, to offer helpful advice that could prevent similar fates for his other fish.

If the reporter would agree to pass along the message, the guy could decide if he wants to contact you or not. At least you can say you tried if he doesn't.


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This is really cool. I wonder how difficult it was to get it on the fish? It's not likely that the fish held still for it's fitting.
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