$450 operation to save a goldfish
New Year's Resolution #27: Love my fish more!
According to EDP24, the veterinarian performed a 50 minute operation on the three-inch goldfish (possibly a Comet goldfish) to remove two cysts growing on the fish: one close to the fish’s anus and the other forming on the dorsal fin. The owner initially declined the high quotation to save a fish that probably didn't cost more than $25 (if even half that). However, he returned to the veterinary office five minutes later with a change of heart. The owner's love simply did not have a price tag.
We've reported similar touching stories of dedication before. Last year, Chad Vossen helped save his friend's Scribbled Angelfish by assisting in surgery to remove a bowel obstruction. Several aquarists built their disabled goldfish special buoyancy devices to help their fish live as normal a life as possible. Read Einstein's story .
How far would you go for your fish?