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Old 04-24-2013, 01:49 AM   #1
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Default life jacket for a goldfish w/ swim bladder

Had to share this... pretty awesome

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Old 04-24-2013, 02:38 AM   #2
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wow, thats so awesome, lol..
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:55 AM   #3
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i applaud him. thats jsut awesome
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:16 AM   #4
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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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Old 04-24-2013, 03:17 AM   #5
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Totes legit.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:24 AM   #6
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Genius!
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:45 AM   #7
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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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Old 04-24-2013, 04:53 AM   #8
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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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Old 05-01-2013, 02:09 AM   #10
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Really! don't be that guy(that judges).
nobody likes that guy! I don't anyway.

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Old 05-02-2013, 03:35 PM   #11
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The article doesn't actually state what size their tank is, and I think it's possible they moved all the fish temporarily to a smaller tank solely for a photoshoot. I think they would want all the fish in one shot and fairly easy to see for the article. It's also possible this guy has no idea how to care for goldfish. But I don't think it's likely someone who spends 3 hours making his fish a life-jacket, isn't going to do a little research about their requirements. Maybe I'm just an optimist
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:04 AM   #12
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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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Old 04-26-2013, 09:24 PM   #15
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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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