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An emerging alternative is the use of “doctor fish” in pedicure methods. Doctor fish, or Garra rufa, are freshwater, bottom-feeding fish found in the warm waters of the Middle East. These toothless fishes feed on the dead skin cells of the feet and legs without breaking healthy skin. It has even been used in the treatment of psoriasis. Mind you, this treatment is not yet readily available in the United States.