Me as a pet fish owner.
Posted on September 13, 2016, at 11:53 a.m. ET
The Brisbane Bird and Exotics Veterinary Services center ran a physical exam on the fish, whose name is Conquer, and determined that a single, black pebble was lodged in the back of his throat.
"It really came down to the fact that his mum is so observant," the spokesperson said. "Had she not noticed the subtle changes in her pet, he would surely have starved."
"Most people wouldn't bat an eyelid spending this money on a dog, cat or child, so why would we value our beautiful exotic pets any less," the spokesperson said.
Conquer is now in stable condition and is now swimming happily back in his tank/home.
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