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Tiny goldfish lacking jawbone gets braces

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This could be the world’s first pair of fish braces. Let that thought run over your gills for a minute.

A goldfish, free from the fair, just got a pair of fish braces.


Lehigh Valley Veterinary Dermatology in Pennsylvania posted it on their Facebook page, and it’s gone viral -- maybe because the fish’s name, is Mr. Hot Wing.

The vet’s office explains Mr. Hot Wing "was born without a lower jawbone, and couldn’t keep his mouth open," which made it hard to eat and breathe.

After some research, Brian Palmeiro, known as the “fish doctor,” came up with a set of custom braces he crafted from a plastic credit card.

The surgery cost about $150 and left social media smiling with the results.  The post has been shared close to 300 times.

For comparison’s sake, $150 is pretty cheap compared to the $750 a woman in Scotland spent to save her two pet goldfish last March.

Courtesy: Buzz60 via AOL.com

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