Monday, February 1, 2016

Feet feed fish

Feeding the fish at Xel Ha eco-park...
Fish nibble on the feet of guests at Xel Ha eco-park...

We saw this offbeat form of foot pedicure at Xel Ha in Mexico. You put your feet into a tank of tiny Gurra rufa fish and they nibble off the dead skin cells. The woman in this photo told me that the sensation was pleasant... a very light tickling.

In BC, some other provinces and some states, this practice has been banned as unhygienic and I can see that. It's not the fish per se, but the fact that people are sharing the same water with their feet.

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  1. As wiper become more active in the early season, they reportedly go into a false-spawn. At lakes with active, accessible inlet streams at the right time of year, as Jackson Lake in northeast Colorado often experiences, wiper will actually run up the inlets as if spawning.

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