PICS: Man creates 'wheelchair' device for disabled goldfish

2019-07-26 13:49
Disabled fish. (Photo: CATERS NEWS AGENCY/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA)

Disabled fish. (Photo: CATERS NEWS AGENCY/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

A man has built a wheelchair contraption to help his disabled fish stay afloat.

Henry Kim, an aquarium enthusiast, 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, the 32-year-old used plastic components to create a floatation device which he calls a "wheelchair".

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

"Swim bladder disorder is caused by many reasons such as overeating or dirty water," Henry said.

He adds that he normally comes across it in fish that've been imported from Thailand or China.

"Fish who suffer from this ailment only live a couple of months but thanks to this device, one of my fish has lived and is now 5 months old.

Disabled fish
Henry Kim

"My wheelchair helps them stay afloat so they can live longer."

Source: Magazine Features

(Photos: Caters News Agency, magazinefeatures.co.za)

Read more on:    south korea
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.