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Vet invents tiny braces for a goldfish named Mr. Hot Wing

As if fish school wasn't hard enough.

 

David Britton

Internet Culture

Published Mar 22, 2016   Updated May 27, 2021, 1:34 am CDT

Medical history has been made in Allentown, Pennsylvania. A veterinarian there just created the world’s first fish braces, for a little guy named Mr. Hot Wing.

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Mr. Hot Wing had a serious problem. He was born without a lower jawbone, making it very difficult for him to eat or breathe. Luckily, Dr. Brian Palmeiro had a solution. He used plastic from a credit card to fashion Mr. Wing some fish braces, which will allow him to eat, breathe, and be made fun of by the other fish at his school.

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Lehigh Valley Veterinary Dermatology touted the amazing achievement on Facebook, and people instantly fell in love. 

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The total cost of the surgery was $150, which any parent will tell you is pretty cheap for braces. Although it’s still about $149 more than a new goldfish.

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*First Published: Mar 22, 2016, 2:35 pm CDT