Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Buzz
1-min read

Unable to Bear Weight of its Head, a Goldfish Had to Get an Emergency 'Haircut'

A 2-years-old goldfish called Bubbles from Cardiff had to be taken to the vet after he started swimming upside down in water.

News18.com

Updated:October 2, 2019, 11:31 AM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Unable to Bear Weight of its Head, a Goldfish Had to Get an Emergency 'Haircut'
Image for representation

Humans get haircuts to make life easier for them but a goldfish recently got a haircut that saved its life.

A 2-years-old goldfish called Bubbles from Cardiff had to be taken to the vet after he started swimming upside down in water. Why? Because his head got too heavy.

According to reports, the bulging red pouch on the fish's head, known as the fish's 'hood', grew extremely big. When Bubbles's family took him to the vet for an emergency, they were told that his hood needed a snip.

The hood, a benign pouch on top of the Oranda goldfish, is used to attract mates for the goldfish. These hoods may sometimes need to be trimmed if they grow too big and start to converge upon the fish eye.

Usually, when this happens, the fish is unable to see its food and dies in consequence. Bubbles, however, was still eating. But his body was capsizing under the weight of its hood.

A pet care specialist, Sophie Jenkins told Mirror that the procedure had to be done to avoid further health problems.

Bubbles is not the only fish in the UK that has recently gone under the knife. A pet Molly fish named Molly that weighs under a gram had to undergo surgery in Bristol, UK where veterinarians successfully removed a tumour from the fish's belly.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results