In your feel-good story for the day, a goldfish underwent surgery to remove a tumor from its head. The tumor, which had become life threatening, was removed using microsurgery. The fish was put under for the procedure.
The head doctor for the procedure, Dr. Tristan Rich, described the surgery in a radio interview, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
The owner had become extremely attached to the fish, and was willing to pay $200 for the surgery.
The surgery, which lasted for 45 minutes, alleviated the pressure from the tumor, and the 10-year-old fish is expected to make a full recovery.
“George is now doing great; he spent a few days in the tank, and is now swimming happily in the pond,” Rich said.