When This 23-Year-Old Goldfish was Unable to Swim, His Owner Saved the Day

How far would you go to help a pet? How important are they to you? For many people, including me, pets are part of the family and we would do all we possibly can to help our non-human companions.

The next video features a pet parent that was not going to let his fishy companion die. He has a goldfish who, believe it or not, is 23 years old. He saw that the fish was struggling on the fishbowl floor, floundering awkwardly, spinning in slow, uncomfortable circles. Apparently, the fish could only swim with one of his fins.

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What could possibly be done for this man’s finned friend? Actually, the solution is quite ingenious. Using a cork and bikini string, this clever pet dad carefully fashioned the cleverest life-jacket I have ever seen.

I don’t know how long a goldfish would normally live, but you can bet this one is living a lot longer thanks to his very clever human friend. What a neat idea, so easily fashioned; and what a conversation starter when friends come over.

When This 23-Year-Old Goldfish was Unable to Swim, His Owner Saved the Day