The word: Doctor fish

2019-03-02 03:03:10

THIS year thousands of people will visit the Turkish resort of Kangal, only to be eaten alive. Why? Because its spa waters are home to a special kind of creature that thrives on a diet of flaky skin: doctor fish. This fish is no piranha, however. Bathers at Kangal spend hours immersed in the warm water while the 10-centimetre-long fish gently nibble away at their dead skin. Such exfoliation treatments are becoming increasingly popular in Japan and China too,