I get loving your pet… but $500 to save a goldfish?
A woman in Australia took her goldfish to an emergency vet after she noticed it struggling to swallow. Anesthetic was put in the water until the fish fell asleep, then the vet used forceps to remove a long rock that had turned sideways making it impossible for the fish to swallow.
“He was making excessive mouth movements trying to dislodge it … if we did nothing he would have starved to death.” (independent.co.uk)
The procedure set the owner back $500! It cost $100 for the emergency visit, and another $400 for the anesthetic and an overnight hospital stay.
The article points out this too… The fish weighed 13g, and the cost of 13g of 18-karat gold is right around… $500. So yes… this goldfish is worth its weight in gold.
You can read more about it HERE.