Lifejacket for a fish?
Leighton Naylor, 32, from Blackpool, UK, is Einstein’s owner.
Do you know what he did to save his pet fish’s life?
He made him a lifejacket.
Yes, you read that right.
He made his fish, Einstein, a lifejacket.
Poor little Einstein was perfectly healthy overall but he developed a disease that prevented him from swimming. This meant that Einstein would turn upside down and sink right to the bottom of the tank. Poor Leighton felt Einstein’s life might be doomed for his tiny friend, until he figured out the fish needed a lifejacket. Naylor then set out to create this tiny lifejacket.
“When he couldn’t get back up, it was a sorry sight… It broke my heart to see him so helpless. He looked so depressed,” Naylor said.
As fish owners know, once a fish loses their ability to swim, they begin sinking to the bottom due to illness, or they become depressed, the life expectancy becomes nil.
Naylor came to Einstein’s rescue by creating a vest made out of “some recycled tubing to create a buoyancy aid” which gave Einstein the ability to swim around the tank without sinking to the bottom.
Leighton said Einstein didn’t like the idea at first. The poor guy would get caught on stuff in the tank and bump into things. That was resolved when Naylor made the take “disability-friendly” and since then Einstein has been doing fine.
The only downside is that the buoyancy aid means Einstein can’t swim to the surface when it’s time to eat.
If you think his lifejacket is super duper cute …. wait for this part.
Einstein gets fed through a straw that Naylor lowers to the bottom of the tank.