Lifejacket for a fish?
He made him a lifejacket.
Yes, you read that right.
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.
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.