French Angelfish undergoes hernia operation

by Owen James

The operation on the angelfish took 30 minutes to complete.

The operation on the angelfish took 30 minutes to complete.

The Sun has a report on the 10-year old French angelfish above getting an operation for a hernia:

The 10-in long creature was anaesthetised before vet Sue Thornton used a scalpel, needle and forceps to repair the hole.

Water was pumped through her body and over her gills so she could breathe during the 30-minute, £500 procedure. She has now fully recovered.

James Oliver of London Aquarium, where Carla has lived for 10 years, said: “I guess it’s a bit extreme to operate on a small tropical fish, but she’s almost family.”

The full story has an even gorier picture of the operation.

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