Mr. Jack is a Betta Splendens fishie that lives on top of my bookshelf. He’s a beautiful shade of slate blue and he’s an ornery little cuss.
A little backstory on Mr. Jack;
He’s a bit of an alcoholic. He’s a bourbon drinker but since ethanol is toxic to fishies, he’s not allowed to have it. This means he’s angry ALL THE TIME.
He’s angry when I walk past his bowl because he assumes I’m mocking him. He’s angry when I go to feed him because he only gets Betta flakes and freeze-dried worms instead of bourbon.
Once I put my ear really close to the bowl and I could have sworn I heard him cursing at me.
He’s also a complete slob and refuses to clean up after himself so I have to change the water in his bowl fairly often.
Tonight was “housekeeping” night, which is why the preceding pictures show him sulking inside a Solo cup. I’d be more concerned about preserving his dignity if he were more polite but he made a rude gesture at me earlier this evening so I had very little sympathy for him tonight.
Here he is in his normal digs, which are pretty nice for an anti-social bachelor fishie.
Even after cleaning his bowl (which was a veritable pig sty), he still gave me the stink eye when I asked him to pose for a photo.
I’d get him a laptop, but I don’t want my IP banned because he’s trolling sites.