Brain Tumor Successfully Removed From Pet Goldfish

September 19, 2014


10-year old George the goldfish is doing swimmingly following a 45-minute procedure to remove a brain tumor (links to whole story with pictures of the whole process). Because apparently that's something that can be done. Next stop: turning the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back into regular turtles.

Dr. Tristan Rich of the Lort Smith Animal Hospital in Melbourne said George, a 10-year-old goldfish, underwent surgery last week to remove a brain tumor that was "affecting his quality of life" and the fish is now "swimming happily in the pond."

Rich said the 45-minute procedure, which cost the fish's owner about $180, was tricky because he had to be "very careful about blood loss," with the fish only able to lose about half a milliliter of blood -- about .02 of an ounce -- safely.

Pets: people love them. Even fish. Hell, even rocks. I used to have a pet rock that I carried around with me everywhere I went. Until one day *sniffle* he just ran away. "You threw him through a neighbor's window." I SAID HE RAN AWAY.

Thanks to someone who left the name field blank when sending their tip, who's apparently too humble to take credit for anything.

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