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Mr. Hot Wing Lehigh Valley Veterinary Dermatology/Facebook

Mr. Hot Wing the goldfish and his new set of "braces."

March 20, 2016

Allentown veterinarian creates 'braces' for pet goldfish

Lehigh Valley veterinarian performs surgery with credit card

Even aquatic life forms occasionally need some dental work.

Mr. Hot Wing, a goldfish, was brought into Lehigh Valley Veterinary Dermatology for difficulty breathing and an inability to eat, according to the office's Facebook page.

The fish was born without a lower jaw bone and its mouth could not stay open.

So, Dr. Brian Palmeiro, a Long Island native, performed surgery on Hot Wing and created a brace to help its mouth stay open.

According to ABC7, Palmeiro did "a lot of research" before crafting the brace out of a credit card, with the whole procedure costing about $150.

Goldfish typically cost about a dollar, meaning the owner could have — if my math is correct — bought an additional 150 goldfish in lieu of surgery.

Mr. Hot Wing must be pretty special.