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Man pays £300 to save his constipated goldfish

Constipated. Goldfish.

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A NORFOLK MAN HAS paid around £300 to save his constipated pet goldfish.

The BBC reports that vet Faye Bethell used anaesthetised water to knock out the goldfish before getting to work on removing the “blockages”.

The operation took almost an hour, and Bethell was assisted by two nurses – a miniature heart monitor was used to check the fish was properly under anaesthetic, and a tiny scalpel removed the lumps.

“I have never done a procedure like that on a goldfish, although I have done it on more valuable fish like a carp,” Bethell told Metro.

The issue was that the fish couldn’t poo and would have eventually become toxic, and it would have died. There was nothing special about the fish. He just liked it a lot. People love their pets – but that was an expensive little goldfish.

And to think the goldfish won’t even remember all the things its owner has done for it. It’s just sad.

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