A woman in Australia went above and beyond the call of duty as a pet owner when she paid a whopping $500 to save the life of her goldfish!
After seeing the creature, named 'Conquer,' eat a pebble from the floor of its tank and start choking, Emma Marsh rushed the fish to a local animal hospital for help.
Once there, a team of veterinarians administered anesthesia to Conquer so that he would fall asleep.
Doctors then removed the surprisingly large pebble from the snoozing fish's mouth using a pair of tweezers.
The entire ordeal cost Marsh an astounding $500, which is particularly incredible when one considers that she bought the fish for a mere $12 last year.
In fact, Marsh could have bought a literal fish made of gold that was the same size as Conquer for the price she paid to save his life.
Nonetheless, she was nonchalant about spending such a large sum to save the creature, telling the newspaper Courier Mail, "I treat fish like they’re any other pet."
Apparently the animal hospital does as well, since Marsh's bill included a charge for Conquer's 'overnight stay' at the facility which seem suspect since they most likely just put his bowl on a shelf in the office before closing for the day.
Source: Courier Mail