Would you pay to have a pedicure like this? If you are a ticklish person, then this is definitely not a good idea. I cannot imagine how this fish pedicure would feel. I remember when we were in Bohol Beach Club in Panglao island, there were a lot of small fish in the water. It's a little unnerving walking through the school of fishes, Amber though, thought it was cool.
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Back to this fish pedicure, these are a type of carp called garra rufa, or doctor fish. It is a species of freshwater fish which breeds in the river basins of the Northern and Central Middle Eastern countries, mainly in Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran & India. It is also called the Doctor Fish, because of the role it plays in healing people affected with skin problems like psoriasis. Garra Rufa also goes by the names of Nibble Fish, Kangal Fish, and Doctor Fish. In non-medical terms the fish is also called Reddish Log Sucker. Nibbles on dead skin by scrapping their mouths against your skin, similar to exfoliation, the natural way. Judging from these photos, it already is popular in some Asian countries. What do you think? Are you interested?