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This Pet Fish Was Being Bullied In His Tank So A Vet Made Him A Fake Eye

"If I could give him quality of life, why not?"

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His vet, Megan Baebler of Kersting Veterinary Hospital, had to eventually remove the eye, the station reported, so Kiwi had an open eye flap.

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“They figured out which eye was not working,” she said. “They’d go up behind him, biting his tail. He had chunks of his tail taken out.”

“I actually hand-painted the eye myself,” she told Fox 2. “I used a mixture of some nail polish and some eye shadow pigments, actually, to give it some iridescence.”

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The surgery took about 30 minutes, according to Fox 2, during which the vet put Kiwi under anesthesia.

Morgan told Fox 2 that while people may think it is silly to spend so much effort helping a fish, she believes Kiwi deserved to live his life in comfort.

“A lot of other people would say, ‘Yes, put him down. Go ahead, it’s just a fish,'" she said. "Well, my opinion is nothing is just a something. And if I could give him quality of life, why not?”

BuzzFeed News has contacted the vet's office for more on Kiwi's story.

Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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