I saw this on MSNBC and just HAD to post it. It is good to take a hiatus from serious content once in a while.
Yes those are carp, a special breed of carp called garra rufa but also known as doctor fish.
Apparently they have been a huge success in Asia, and this spa in Alexandria, VA is using them to prime up feet. The toothless fish nibble away for a while, softening up the feet, and then the feet are treated to a standard pedicure.
All I can say is that the economy must not be THAT bad if people are willing to pay $50 for a half-our foot dip with some glorified goldfish.