Garra rufa, also known as, Doctor Fish, are being used at a salon and day spa in Alexandria, VA. Apparently these little carnivores eat away the dead skin on your tootsies for a fabulous pedicure.
This treatment will set you back $35 for a 15 minutes and $50 for a half hour.
Tracy Roberts, 33, of Rockville, Md., heard about it on a local radio show. She said it was "the best pedicure I ever had" and has spread the word to friends and co-workers.
"I'd been an athlete all my life, so I've always had calluses on my feet. This was the first time somebody got rid of my calluses completely," she said.
I hope the owner/operator of this spa is giving these little "nail biters" a nice cut of his profit. I can see the Fish and Wildlife Service coming in to evaluate the working conditions these fish are subjected to.
Tracy Robert's quote was taken from the Associated Press