This adorable and heartwarming story will restore your faith in humanity! This is the story about Einstein, a goldfish, who was named after his ability to learn new tricks and his inherent traits of a fighter. Einstein lost his ability to swim after he developed a rare swim bladder disease. It is a disease that affects the gas-filled organ of the fish, resulting in lack of buoyancy and endurance to stay afloat in water. Due to this, he used to sink down to the bottom of the tank and turn upside down.
Confining a fish from swimming is as same as restraining a human being from moving both their arms and legs. His ailing and helpless condition really saddened his owner that triggered his desire to help his poor pet!
His love for his pet outdid all problems and complications and caused the likelihood of it swimming again. He designed a floating frame from recycled tubing and created a life jacket that was a perfect fit for the fish’s tiny body. He wanted to design something that would allow Einstein to move his fins and at the same time fits comfortably to it, and he exactly did the same.
In the initial few days of its gearing up the life jacket, he kept clinging on to the plants and getting caught in them; however his owner made Einstein’s tank more disability friendly by rearranging the tank, and let go off all obstacles in its course. Einstein couldn’t reach to the surface and feed himself. His owner again came for his aid, when he dropped him food through a tube. He now shares the tank with his fellow friends’ goldfish Pat, Frank and Boldie. Although, the owner has trained all of the fishes in the tank, Einstein has surely shone above the rest.