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Goldfish has HK$4,000-surgery

2015.01.14
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A BRITISH (英國的) fish lover took his goldfish to the vet because it had not pooed for some time. After examination, the vet discovered that the fish had a lump in its digestive system that was preventing it from going to the toilet.

The solution? Surgery. And the cost? Over HK$4,000! The vet discussed all options with the fish’s owner, and the vet finally decided it would be best to go ahead with the surgery.

First, she had to make the fish sleep by putting it in water with anaesthetic in it. She performed the operation with the help of two nurses. One nurse bubbled anaesthetic gas through a tube that goes in through the fish’s mouth and over its gills, while a second nurse monitored the conditions of the fish (such as its heart rate) with a probe.

The good news is that the whole operation, which took almost one hour, was a success. The fish has now recovered.


1. vet (n)
    獸醫

2. poo (v)
    大便

3. lump (n)
    腫瘤

4. digestive (adj)
    消化的

5. surgery (n)
    手術

6. anaesthetic (n)
    麻醉藥





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  1. The owner took his goldfish to the vet because it could not…
    breathe
    eat
    poo

  2. The vet decided the goldfish had to…
    undergo surgery
    take medicine
    be put down

  3. How is the fish now?
    it has recovered
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