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(NEWSER) - Strange adventures in pet ownership: A UK man noticed that his beloved goldfish was constipated, brought him to the vet, learned that it would cost nearly $500 for surgery, left the vet because it would be crazy to pay that kind of money for a goldfish, returned guiltily 10 minutes later to pay the money, and now has a healthy goldfish again, reports the Telegraph.

The two necessary quotes from the vet: "The issue was the fish couldn't poo and it would have eventually become toxic and it would have died." "The actual surgery is quite straightforward but administering the anesthetic is quite complicated."

(It involved tubes and a miniature heart-rate monitor, and the Daily Mail has video. Check it out below)

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