By: Garra Rufa-UK  17/09/2010
Keywords: health, Spa, skin care

Here for sale i have the true Garra Rufa Dr fish, These are true wild imported stocks and not imitation like most sellers try to pass on as the true fish. THIS LISTING IS FOR 100 FISH ONLY, DISCOUNTS FOR LARGER ORDER I WILL ONLY SELL A MINIMUM OF 100 FISH SO PLEASE DONT ASK FOR LESS. I am based in essex and the fish are in my tanks and have been for a month now, you are welcome to come along and see them before you decide to buy. I have been importing fish for many years now and have seen the rise in the garra rufa imports but have also had many customers who come to me because they have been sold the wrong fish which is a shame as people put time and money into this just to be ripped off. If you are looking for large orders please feel free to contact me by email [email protected] or ring 07545 046 017 Signal permitting but please bare in mind these are not the cheap imitation fish but i am cheaper than you will find else where and have the stock in my tanks unlike people who supply to orders only..... Below is a little infomation for those that dont know much about these fish. i am now selling full spa systems and you are welcome to contact with interest in these systems. PRICES START FROM £900 FOR THE SINGLE UNIT AND £1200 FOR THE DOUBLE UNIT COMPLETE (WITHOUT FISH). i HAVE A CHOICE OF OVER 200 COLOURS TO CHOOSE FROM INCLUDING WOOD AND METAL FINISH, THE CUSHION CAN EITHER BE REAL LEATHER, LEATHERETTE OR A CHOICE TO MATCH YOUR SALON. I HAVE NOW SUPPLIED THE UK, ITALY AND NOW SPAIN WITH MY SPA UNITS. YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME AND SEE ONE I HAVE IN ACTION COMPLETE WITH FISH BEFORE MAKING YOUR MIND UP, I WILL THEN SHOW YOU HOW TO USE THE UNIT AND CLEAN THE FILTERATION SYSTEM...VERY EASY... EACH DOUBLE SYSTEM COMES COMPLETE WITH 2x FILTERS, 2x UV's, 2x HEATERS AND 2x AIRPUMPS SO THEY RUN COMPLETLY SEPERATE AS NOW REQUESTED BY HEALTH STANDARDS AND THE RSPCA.    Doctor fish is the name given to two species of fish: Garra rufa and Cyprinion macrostomus. Other nicknames include nibble fish, kangal fish, and doctorfishen; in non-medical contexts, Garra rufa is called the reddish log sucker. They live and breed in the outdoor pools of some Turkish spas, where they feed on the skin of patients with psoriasis. The fish are like combfishes in that they only consume the affected and dead areas of the skin, leaving the healthy skin to grow, with the outdoor location of the treatment bringing beneficial effects. The spas are not meant as a curative treatment option, only as a temporary alleviation of symptoms, and patients usually revisit the spas every few months. Some patients have experienced complete cure of psoriasis after repeated treatments, but due to the unpredictable nature of the disease, which is strongly influenced by endogenous factors, this may simply be regression towards the mean. Garra rufa occurs in the river basins of the Northern and Central Middle East, mainly in Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran. It is legally protected from commercial exploitation in Turkey due to concerns of overharvesting for export. Garra rufa can be kept in an aquarium at home; while not strictly a "beginner's fish", it is quite hardy. For treatment of skin diseases, aquarium specimens are not well suited as the skin-feeding behavior fully manifests only under conditions where the food supply is somewhat scarce and unpredictable. Some "spas" make a big fish pond and put thousands of what they call "doctor fish" in it.In 2006, doctor fish spa resorts opened in Hakone, Japan, and in Umag, Croatia, where the fish are used to clean the bathers at the spa. There are also spas in resorts in Hainan, China, as well as Belgium, the Netherlands, South Korea, Singapore, Hungary from 2010, Slovakia, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Hong Kong. In 2008, the first widely known doctor fish pedicure service was opened in the United States in Alexandria, Virginia and later in Woodbridge, Virginia. They are used to help treat patients suffering from various skin disorders, including psoriasis and eczema, since the fish will eat and remove any dead skin.

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