Texas Says No To Fish Pedicures

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AP

If you've been dying to have fish nibble on your dead skin sells during that montly pedicure, you're out of luck.

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation says the procedure is not permitted under health and safety rules.

The pampering process has become popular in other cities and involves a customer placing his or her feet in a footbath filled with "doctor fish."

The fish are then supposed to nibble those calices away.

But Texas says no way, because the fish are used on multiple customers and could "transmit infectious diseases."

And the footbaths or tanks which hold the fish can't be adequately cleaned and disinfected according to state rules.

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