A squirming fish is hauled out of a fish pond, anesthetized and put through a physical examination. X-rays are taken of the fish and it's given an ultrasound. As odd as it sounds, a fish owner who has paid $5,000 to $10,000 for a prized Japanese Koi may find that special medical care for a fish is well worth the cost.
Okay, I'm all about all living creatures being equal in stature, but... what!? $5,000 to $10,000 dollars to have your fish operated on? Will your fish fetch your paper or birds? Will your fish snuggle up and keep you warm at night? This is nuts!
I don't know about you folks, but I would never, ever pay anything to keep my "pet" fish alive. I say fire up the grill and let's see what Koi tastes like.