A goldfish owner has given his pet a second chance at life, splashing out on a life-saving surgery to remove a tumour from its stomach.

Australian acupuncturist Michael Dare first noticed the tumour on the fish’ stomach around six months ago, the Daily Mail Australia reported.

When the tumour started getting bigger, his concern grew too.

“It wasn’t looking promising for the fish,” he said.

Michael decided to try to save Bubbles, reaching out to a specialist vet who could operate on the fish.