Weird Fish Stories

I know I’m a bit of a sucker for weird animals but I wonder how many of you think this one is cute – I can see a pixar movie coming.    Macropinna microstoma also called the barreleye was first described in 1939 but researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute recently photographed one.

And also in the news last week is the banning of Dr Fish pedicures in some American states.  This is a recent fad in Asia where you allow fish to eat the dead skin off your feet.   One of the health issues is that there is no way of cleaning the water between patients.  So tinea and other fungal diseases like athlete’s foot may be passed on from one person to another.

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6 Comments

  1. March 8, 2009 at 5:11 am

    Actually, I think this fish is cute. As for the fish pedicure, I would not like this at all. What (could be an idea for a horror movie) if the fish turn into sharks or piranhas?

  2. Hope said,

    March 8, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    ewwwwww.lol

  3. March 8, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    OMG this is disgusting and I’m glad they’re beginning to stop the procedure.Dorothy from grammologygrammology.comRecent blog post: Family and the internet

  4. Loz said,

    March 10, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    I don’t get how they can keep the process sanitary Peter, you can hardly have the fish swimming around in disinfectantRecent blog post: The Nature of Friendship

  5. Loz said,

    March 10, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Agreed HopeRecent blog post: The Nature of Friendship

  6. Loz said,

    March 10, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Hi Dorothy – My understanding is it started in Asia and has spread to your country. I don’t know of any in Oz yetRecent blog post: The Nature of Friendship


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