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King_Ghidra
29-08-2006, 14:50:35
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubba_%28fish%29

Bubba (1982? - August, 2006) was a Queensland grouper who resided at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois. Bubba is believed to be the first fish to undergo chemotherapy.

Bubba was donated to the aquarium in 1987 by an anonymous donor; at the time he was a female about ten inches long. Bubba switched gender to male in the mid-1990s and eventually grew to 154 pounds while living in the aquarium's "Wild Reef" shark exhibit. In 2001, Bubba developed an unusual growth on his forehead, which was eventually diagnosed to be malignant; the aquarium called in veterinarians to remove the growth surgically and treat Bubba with chemotherapy that year, and again in 2003 when it regrew.

Shedd officials stated that Bubba was popular with cancer survivors, especially children, and was a favorite of visitors. The oncology department of Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois recognized Bubba with a tile in the ward.

Bubba died in August, 2006, of a combination of old age and the stresses of his medical history.

mr_G
29-08-2006, 14:53:18
:cry:

:hubba bubba:

maroule
29-08-2006, 15:30:47
Bubba died in August, 2006, of a combination of old age and the stresses of his medical history. It was immediatly processed into a Captan Igloo fish stick, popular with anybody interested in getting cancer, especially children.

Lazarus and the Gimp
29-08-2006, 16:07:35
As a footnote, Bubba totally blocked the U-bend when they tried to flush him.