Say What?!: Missouri Fish Gets Prosthetic Eye to Discourage Aquatic Bullying

say-whatST. LOUIS, Mo. – A Missouri fish underwent surgery to have a blind eye replaced with a prosthetic to keep him from being bullied by his owner’s other aquatic pets.

Julie Morgan of St. Louis said her 7-year-old saltwater fish, Kiwi, was being harassed and attacked by his tank-mates after developing a cataract in his eye.

“They figured out which eye was not working,” Morgan told KTVI-TV. “They’d go up behind him, biting his tail. He had chunks of his tail taken out.”

Dr. Megan Baebler of the Kersting Veterinary Clinic in Chesterfield removed the cataract and later determined the eye itself needed to be removed. She replaced the eye with a prosthetic to help fool the other fish in Kiwi’s tank into thinking he has two working peepers.

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