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Brisbane woman pays $500 to save her $12 goldfish

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And that's why ya don't put small rocks in the tank...

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Sweet fish and owner, but NO PEBBLE SUBSTRATE. Most fish wouldn't eat them but with the goldfish feeding strategy they will try and try to eat anything that fits in their mouths. That's an expensive way to learn this lesson.

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Yup... they will eat gravel sometimes. I learned the hard way, too. 

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Wow!  Was she overcharged.  

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That sounds about right! Overnighting is the expensive part

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She should be on kokos!

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Wowsers thats expensive to dislodge a pebble!

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I think Helen could have made a DIY video on how to do that :) then ... No vet :ignore

Kodos to this young lady :thumb:

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Funny,  no one thinks anything of spending that on a stray dog or cat that showed up for free. 

 

Lots of interesting videos out there on fish surgery.  I've watched wen trimmings, and two tumour removals from koi.  Have to wonder what the overnight shipping is on a two-foot koi and its water bag.  There is a German fish vet who reportedly treats koi from all over Europe (acc. to the video -  I have to wonder what the importation paperwork and delays would be.)

 

People also overnight their pet snakes to specialised vets for treatment.  Pet rats get routine spays and neuters.  For females, esp. spay reduces the almost certain chance of reproductive tumours by the age of two years.  At this point in both hobbies, it is considered bad husbandry not to have a vet lined up for your $15 cornsnake, and your $3 feeder rat rescue, and people actually take their rats to the vet to be euthenised.  I'm fine with those decisions, but I do think the scorn I read on forums for not choosing to use a vet is a little much.   I like the prevailing DIY "can-do" in the fish hobby.   I guess it is the farmer in me, but one can certainly humanely put down a suffering snake or a sick rat without resorting to the vet!

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  I like the prevailing DIY "can-do" in the fish hobby.   I guess it is the farmer in me, but one can certainly humanely put down a suffering snake or a sick rat without resorting to the vet!

 

:hi not a farmer, just a self taught all'rounder... if anyone needs help with these sorts of procedures, please check my profile for my skype details and contact me. i will video skype you through sedation, procedure and the wake up... you will feel accomplished and the fish will recover nicely.

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I told you guys Helen can do it :D

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WOW! I'm glad they could save the little guy. My 1st lesson learned on Kokos.

 

As for the bill.

$20 for anesthetic.

$80 for the overnight.

$400 for knowing what to do.

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