The Goldfish Sanctuary
Symptoms: Fish's eyes stick out unusually
It is important to realize that some varieties of goldfish have eyes which
naturally protrude, like the Moor, the Celestial, and the Water Bubble
Eye. If your fish is a juvenile, it is possible that its eyes are
developing into their adult configuration, perhaps to your surprise.
(Sometimes, a fish will not develop telescopic eyes until it is two years
Pop-eye, however, is a condition which causes a fish's eyes to protrude
away from the fish's head in an unusual way. Pop-eye is usually caused by
septicemia or tuberculosis.
The first thing to do is to contact your vet or petstore for further
instruction. In the meanwhile, placing the afflicted fish into a
quarantine tank will allow it time away from
its tankmates. Septicemia must be treated immediately if the fish is to
survive, and Tuberculosis is extremely serious, and so vetrinary advice is
vital. Tuberculosis is sometimes transmittable to humans, and
so vetrinary advice is doubly recommended.