Something's fishy with this spa treatment

I wasn't going to go here, but I can't resist: Fish pedicures. Yup, for just a few bucks, you too could have carp nibbling on your toes. From the AP report:

    He said he wanted to come up with something unique while finding a replacement for pedicures that use razors to scrape off dead skin. The razors have fallen out of favor with state regulators because of concerns about whether they're sanitary.

    Ho was skeptical at first about the fish, which are called garra rufa but typically known as doctor fish. They were first used in Turkey and have become popular in some Asian countries.

    But Ho doubted they would thrive in the warm water needed for a comfortable footbath. And he didn't know if customers would like the idea.

    "I know people were a little intimidated at first," Ho said. "But I just said, 'Let's give it a shot.' "

    Customers were quickly hooked.

Somehow, I don't think this will catch on as a group activity, but then again, stranger things have been known to happen. For those who want to see the fishies in action, here's the video.

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