Life Jacket For a Pet Fish That Could Not Swim

Here’s a story that reinstated our faith in humanity. Einstein, a pet fish, developed a disease which stopped him from doing what he did best, i.e., swimming! So Leighton Naylor, his owner, made him a life jacket that brought him back to movement!

Einstein suffered from an illness which would make him sink to the bottom of the tank. The little critter was purely doomed until Naylor turned a lifesaver for him!


Naylor says, “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 then thought of fixing up his tiny fish. He made use of some recycled tubes, in order to create a buoyancy aid, which prevented Einstein from sinking to the base of the tank and instead swimming around it.

Naylor, who is 32 year old and lives in Blackpool, United Kingdom, said that initially, the little fish wasn’t keen to swim around with the tubes and got stuck with all the stuff inside the tank, so Naylor got rid of all the extras and made the tank “disability-friendly”. Since then, Einstein has been doing fine.


His buoyancy aid does not allow him to reach on the surface of water, for getting his food, so Naylor feeds him by lowering a tube into the water, through which his food passes.

Naylor says, “People have said I’m crazy but every animal is a valued family member.. I’ve tried to train all of my fish but Einstein’s my star pupil. He can swim through my fingers and he was getting into fish football when he fell sick.”


Isn’t it a really heart warming, adorable piece of story?