From AVMA, AquaVetMed an interview with one of our local, Pacific Northwest Fish Veterinarians:
As the field of aquatic veterinary medicine expands, so do the medical options available for fish. One of these options is surgery.
As fish become more popular as pets, the demand for veterinarians to look after their health also increases. Whether you’ve got a guppie or a koi, any fish owner who develops a strong bond with their fish wants access to the best health care they can find. As the field of aquatic veterinary medicine expands, so do the medical options available for sick or injured fish. One of these options, explains Dr. Craig Adams, a mixed-animal veterinarian and owner of Aquatic Veterinary Services in western Washington, is surgery.