An animal lover who has made us cry. A young man named Derek did everything he could to raise the quality of life of the tiny and sick goldfish that came to the aquarium shop he worked for. According to BuzzFeed, he spent some time to make the fish something like a wheelchair to make the fish swim better.
Taylor Dean is a 19-year-old from San Antonio who currently makes her living creating educational animal videos on YouTube. Her friend, Derek, 20, works at a local aquarium shop in the same city.
Dean said a customer of Derek's recently brought in their pet goldfish that was suffering from swim bladder disease.
The swim bladder is essentially an organ helps the fish stay stable in water. When the bladder is deformed or affected/infected — by bacteria or parasites, for example — the goldfish loses its floatation stability. This can cause it to float to the top of the water, swim upside-down, or have a heavy lean toward one side.
According to Derek, this particular goldfish had an incurable swim bladder problem that prevented it from holding itself upright and made it permanently stuck at the bottom of its tank.