There’s a new trend among goldfish – the Hitler moustache!
Fashion for a Hitler-style stash is spreading through the animal kingdom with a goldfish called George now getting in on the act.
The five-year-old who belongs to Deborah Cochrane, from Belfast, has developed a distinctive black mark above his mouth which creates an uncanny resemblance to the fishist dictator.
George and a fellow goldfish that has died were named after the art duo Gilbert and George. George follows in the pawsteps of a string of cats who became nicknamed ‘Little Kitlers’ for the dark patches of fur below their noses.
According to his owner a moustache is not the only thing that George has in common with the famous Nazi.
The office worker said: ‘Like Hitler, George is vegetarian – he loves his peas.
However, instead of trying to scare off potentially hungry cats, there may be a more scientific explanation for George’s mustache.
Vet Fiona Macdonald, Secretary of the Fish Veterinary Society, said: ‘It is a black pigment that is formed as a result of the fish’s body fighting an infection.
‘It might or might not be permanent.’
It’s not just goldfish that are getting into the Hitler ‘stash… Cats are doing it:
And dogs are… getting a little carried away: