Family Spends $250 To Remove Tumor From Their 20-Year-Old Goldfish

nollygrioPublished: April 9, 2017Updated: April 10, 201731 views
Published: April 9, 2017Updated: April 10, 2017

When a family spotted a lump on their 20-year-old goldfish’s fin, they took it to Dr Faye Bethell, a well-known vet.

The doctor saved the day by performing a surgery on Bob the fish.

It took the vet based in Norfolk, England 30 minutes to remove the tumor. The surgery cost around $250.

“The option was to remove the lump or put him to sleep and now he is doing brilliantly,” Dr Bethell commented.

“Bob’s owners were really pleased because the goldfish is older than their children and he’s very much considered part of the family.”

The vet used a miniature heart-rate monitor, fed the fish anaesthetics, and carried out the operation with micro-surgical equipment.

“It’s pretty complicated because everything is so small.” She added:

Bob’s now back home and enjoying swimming properly for the first time in weeks.

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