Young Women Nibbled by Skin-Eating Fish

Japanese arcade Loop in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture doesn't only offer arcade games. It also has fish. Fish that will eat your dead skin for money.


The fish are "doctor fish", which feed on dead skin, and are banned in some parts of the U.S. on the grounds that the practice is unsanitary.

Doctor fish are not illegal in Japan, and here at this arcade, you can shell out ¥1,000 (US$13) for ten minutes of fish eating action—¥500 ($6) if you've got a Loop member's card.


That's right, you can have the same fish that ate the dead skin off some dude's feet dine on yours. De-licious.

ドクターフィッシュだよ [YouTube]

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Sure... they're just innocent little fish with a taste for human flesh now... But what happens when one gets accidentally released back into the ocean, and survives a nuclear testing blast?