Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Goldfish lives for thirteen hours without water

A goldfish in the UK lived for thirteen hours out of its fishbowl.

Barbara Woodford woke to discover Ginger missing from its bowl. Unable to find the fish before leaving for work, she feared the worst.

But when she returned home in the evening she spotted her pet on the floor behind a cupboard, alive and well.

"I picked him up with a spatula and his mouth started moving. I put him back into the water and off he went. He was swimming fabulously. I couldn't believe it - it was a real Christmas miracle," said Mrs Woodward, 61, of Gloucester.

It is not uncommon for fish to jump when they need more oxygen and this fish jumped up and out of its bowl. A spokesman from a goldfish association (yes a goldfish association) said that fish can survive for quite a while out of water as long as their gills stay moist.

So, do you think the fish was needing more oxygen or suicidal?

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