The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : True Story: Man Finds Half Fish and Keeps It as Pet for Six Months The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : True Story: Man Finds Half Fish and Keeps It as Pet for Six Months

Sunday, December 27, 2015

True Story: Man Finds Half Fish and Keeps It as Pet for Six Months


A fish which lost its tail, and half its body, when it tried to leap out of a cement-lined pond no doubt thought its future looked bleak.

Amazingly, it survived its ordeal... only to end up in a tank in a Thai market, where it could well have spent its dying days.

But one man who spotted the poor creature took pity on it, adopted it and brought it home.

Watchara Chote, from Ratchaburi, named his new pet I-Half.

After its horrific accident, the fish - a hypsibarbus wetmorei - fractured its bones.

These eventually wasted away, causing the tail to fall off, according to Matichon News, the Mirror reported.

However, Chote, 36, and I-Half, were able to enjoy each other's company for six months.

During this time, he took his wonder pet to several villages to show it off.

But then, sadly, his aqua buddy passed away- whereupon well-wishers donated money for him to buy a tiny coffin.

Still, not a bad innings for a fish with half a body.





This fish lost its tail - and half its body - when it tried to leap out of a cement-lined pond.



The injured creature was spotted by Watchara Chote in a market in Thailand. He took pity on it and took it home.



Chote, 36, and his new chum - whom he named I-Half - were able to enjoy each other's company for six months.



.. but then I-Half died. Chote had taken great pride in showing off his fish to villagers, who clubbed together to buy a tiny, fishy coffin.


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