What can you buy with $500 in your hand? For sure, you can buy a lot of food on it or you can reward yourself with a body massage and have your nail polished either. However, for a 21-year-old girl in Brisbane, Australia, it is no longer important. The very essential thing to do with the $500 she had was to save her fish for a surgery after swallowing a pebble. Yes, literally, a fish.
The Brisbane Bird and Exotics Veterinary Services center had received a fishy problem when a girl brought her fish to the clinic to remove the pebbles inside its body. They have undergone several physical exams to ensure that it was really a pebble inside. After series of exams, it was determined that a single, black pebble was lodged in the back of Conquer’s throat. Conquer is the name of the goldfish.
Conquer was taken in for emergency surgery on the day. He anesthetized to help him endure the pain, and all the materials have been prepared for the pebble removal. Since it was in his throat, the vet used a special instrument and gently opened his tiny mouth. When it reached the pebble, the vet held it and pulled up from Conquers tiny body. Such then, Conquer got pebble no more!
The surgery seems so quick and Conquer also recovered as fast as it is. The vet showed the pebble size and they were happy on the owner’s action of being observant and generous to her pet fish. Conquer only costs $12 in the pet shop, but she spent $500 for him to live well.
Maybe for some, it is quite tough to spend the amount for a fish and why not for cats and dogs who were commonly known as a home’s member. This will only show that there is a fair love towards anyone and anything. Conquer is now happily swimming under the water inside his tank-home. Hopefully, he will not swallow pebbles again.