Yes, another blog about my daughter’s fish. Popeye disease, yes, I said. The disease is medically known as exophthalmia.
That is a condition where the eye of the fish is swollen and protrudes abnormally from its socket due to various underlying diseases. This issue can affect a single eye or both eyes.
Luckily for us, it was just one eye. I didn’t want to write a blog when it happened because I was the bad mom who refused to take a $5 four-year-old fish to the vet! Sure, money holds no value on love, but I just wasn’t doing it! But now that the fish is alive 4 months later and has made round trips on the plane, I am confident I made the right choice.
I am not a person that will give advice until I know firsthand it was gonna work or not. Long story short, my daughter looked into Molly’s bowl one day in September and her eye was huge.
Molly had Popeye. After reading over the Internet how to cure it, I finally came along one page that told me simple Epson salt would cure it!
Off I rushed to get my mask and shield on and headed to CVS to buy some simple Unscented Epson salt.
When I got home, I cleaned out Molly’s bowl and put in a few tablespoons of the Epson salt. I changed the water every other day and before the week was over, Molly was cured! Her eye was back to normal.
So now my family jokes that I’m Doc Mcstuffins: the pet vet! This damn fish is truly like having another kid. 4 years and counting!