A goldfish is recovering after an incredible operation to remove a tumour from behind his eye.

Five-year-old Monty, from Bristol, was placed in water soluble anaesthetic during the procedure, which lasted 45 minutes.

The operation to remove multiple tumours from behind his left eye, which had spread through his back, cost £200.

Although Monty lost an eye, he is understood to be recovering well.

Sonya Miles, exotics veterinary surgeon at Highcroft Veterinary Group, said: ‘I assisted Bristol Zoo vet, Michelle Barrows with Monty’s surgery which took just over 45 minutes in total.

‘He was a brilliant patient and the surgery went very smoothly from start to finish… see more

source: Metro UK