Meet The World’s Luckiest Goldfish: Conquer!


Would you spend $500 for a goldfish, who is $12 at a pet store?

What you’ll read is nothing less than a lesson on humanity. A lucky goldfish from Australia could survive the pebble he swallowed thanks to his cautious owner and careful vets!


In Australia, a 21-year-old woman went to the vet with her goldfish who accidentally swallowed a pebble.

The Brisbane Bird and Exotics Veterinary Services center ran a physical exam on Conquer, and determined that a single, black pebble was lodged in the back of his throat.

Conquer was taken in for emergency surgery, anesthetized, and prepped to have the pebble removed.

They gently propped his tiny mouth open, and with a special instrument, they went in…

Took hold of the pebble…

…and successfully removed it!

Vets said the procedure was “quite quick” and Conquer has recovered “remarkably well.”

The procedure cost Conquer’s owner $500. However, the vets applauded her for taking the action she did for her fish.

One of them said:

“It really came down to the fact that his mum is so observant. Had she not noticed the subtle changes in her pet, he would surely have starved.”

The spokesperson at the center also said that “it was humbling and heartwarming to see the same kind of love and care for a goldfish that people have for their dogs and cats.”

“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.

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