No way. I don't have one pet that cost more than one trip to a vet. The most expensive animal I have is a ten dollar rat. I've never paid more than six dollars for a fish, and all my cats were free. It would be hard to spend less than $50 for a trip to the vet.Thats crazy I wish I had a vet that works on fish! It would be so much cheaper than going out and buying other fish.
Yea. I wouldn't pay for a vet visit for my fish.From the Article said:There are veterinarians who remove tumors, use pins to repair broken fins, give CT scans, implant glass eyes and even embed cork into the backs of fish to solve swimming problems. Costs for surgery can range from $75 to $1,000. X-rays cost $85, a CT scan is about $300 and an MRI can cost up to $1,200.
Our local club (GSAS.org) has a member with a microscope and enough experience to identify the common ailments. When I had an large angel pass I froze it and he figured out why. Another good reason to support a club!Thats crazy I wish I had a vet that works on fish! It would be so much cheaper than going out and buying other fish.
I agree completely!I'm just not sure what a vet could do that we couldn't.
Most of us have access to antifungal/antibacterial medications (except those states that do not allow it), and most fish disease is caused by improper care.
I suppose if you do have a show winning fish or a really good breeder then yes, perhaps one is justified.