02 May '11, 9am

Fish Pedicures are Ticklish and Controversial

The toothless fish, which have a life expectancy of nine years, have to be kept in water at about 30 degrees and require nutrients to supplement their diet. According to the Guardian , the concern of animal rights groups is the water quality and temperature in the tanks. It has to be kept at a stable temperature otherwise the fish could die. Clean water is important too; if people are bathing with the fish, there is a concern that their toiletries and cosmetics could leech into the water and harm the little critters. Likewise the chemicals used to clean clients' feet beforehand must be non-toxic.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/fish-pedicures-co...

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