logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Fish Site

BellaOnline's Fish Editor

g

Can a Fish Have Surgery?


If you have discovered that your pet fish may need surgery, please think long and hard about it. Necessary surgery to save your fish’s life is one thing. Cosmetic surgery for your fish, on the other hand, is a completely different story.

If you have discovered, for example, that your beloved aquarium fish has something serious and life-threatening, such as a tumor on the kidney, you have a hard decision to make about whether or not to have the surgery. If a veterinarian has confirmed that your fish is that sick, then you move on the the next step of deciding which path to take.

Find a veterinarian who is willing to do the surgery and is set up for this type of surgery. Ask the veterinarian if he or she has done this type of surgery before and how many times and how the surgeries came out.

Of course, you want to do all you can for your beloved fish. It is a difficult decision. Surgery can be life-threatening, of course, and you want to be sure that the surgery is needed and that your veterinarian is qualified.

Cosmetic surgery for fish is widely considered cruel. Some have been known to cut off the fish’s tail to make it look heart-shaped. Anesthesia is usually not used. This is obviously cruel and inhumane and should never be done. In fact, no one should buy a fish like that because it is unthinkable to support this type of cruelty.

Also, fish are sometimes cosmetically altered by injecting them with dye to change their color to purple or other colors. This is also cruel to the fish and fish keepers should not support this. Worse still, possibly, is the tatooing of fish - which actually scars their skin. Never keep a fish to whom this torture has been inflicted upon.

But, of course, if your fish has a life-threatening growth that a veterinarian whom you trust says needs to be removed, you have to make that decision, knowing that there are risks involved in surgery. Talk to your veterinarian and discuss the surgery and possible outcomes of the specific condition your fish has and the particular surgery type and procedure that your veterinarian is recommending. This is never an easy decision.














Buy at Art.com
Under the Sea
Buy From Art.com















Buy at Art.com
Peek-a-Boo II, Cat
Buy From Art.com















Buy at Art.com
Madreporic Formation at Sipadan Islan...
Buy From Art.com


Add Can+a+Fish+Have+Surgery%3F to Twitter Add Can+a+Fish+Have+Surgery%3F to Facebook Add Can+a+Fish+Have+Surgery%3F to MySpace Add Can+a+Fish+Have+Surgery%3F to Del.icio.us Digg Can+a+Fish+Have+Surgery%3F Add Can+a+Fish+Have+Surgery%3F to Yahoo My Web Add Can+a+Fish+Have+Surgery%3F to Google Bookmarks Add Can+a+Fish+Have+Surgery%3F to Stumbleupon Add Can+a+Fish+Have+Surgery%3F to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Fish Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Mary Brennecke. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Mary Brennecke. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Mary Brennecke for details.

g


g features
Cichlid Aquarium

Transfer Your Betta Fish to a Larger Home

"Tanked" a Great T.V. Show

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor