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Goldfish gets risky tumor surgery, avoids flush

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Posted at 11:03 PM, Sep 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-18 11:00:57-04

A pet goldfish named George was so loved by his family in Australia, they dished out the dough needed save him from a tumor.

George, the goldfish with the white patch on his head, is now doing just fine, or "swimmingly" as the hospital said. 

This particular operation was considered "high-risk," The Washington Post reports. The delicate surgery took place just last week. George, by the way, has already lived a long life. He's 10 years old.

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