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Goldfish with missing jawbone fitted with $150 braces

Braces for your fish!
Source: Lehigh Valley Veterinary Dermatology | Facebook
Braces for your fish!

Even fish need to see the dentist, it seems.

Dr. Brian Palmerio, a veterinarian in Pennsylvania, found social media fame this week after surgically attaching braces to the mouth of a goldfish, according to an NBC affiliate.

The fish, Mr. Hot Wing, was born without a lower jawbone, making it difficult for the pet fish to keep his mouth open, eat and breathe.

The braces were crafted out of a piece of a credit card, and the entire procedure cost $150.

While that may seem like an extravagant expense for a fish, it pales in comparison to the $750 that a Scottish woman spent last year on surgeries for her two teenage goldfish.

Lehigh Valley Veterinary Dermatology did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment.

Read the full NBC affiliate article here.