Hey O!

Meet O. O is a crown tail male betta from Petsmart, which I now know is NOT the pet store chain with the dog biscuit buffet (because I asked the Petsmart guy where the doggy buffet was and he informed me that it’s located at another store; I real cool).

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What’s that in O’s bowl? Obviously, it’s an underwater beehive. Bees flourish underwater. I know this because they all are extremely smiley about their lot in life.

O isn’t so sure. He’s been hanging out near the top of his tank, either mesmerized by the circulating water and the pretty lights — or preparing to die. (I might be a bit fish-paranoid at this point.)

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Contrary to popular belief, O was not named after the magazine Oprah “writes.” O is named after a blue owl character from the Mister Roger’s Neighborhood spinoff. Because he’s blue. Get it?

Good luck, O! May your water be warm and your days go into the double digits.

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11 responses to “Hey O!

  1. What happened to the bridge?

  2. Bettas hang around by the top a lot because they breathe air. So it should be okay.

  3. Fun! We have a beta that looks exactly like it and it has been alive for over a year now. A record for any fish in this house!

  4. So your first fish was named after a red dog, and your second fish was named after a blue owl. I am sensing a trend. Our cat’s name is Joe, and we often call him Joe-Joe (usually with affection, we call him other things when he’s clawing up the carpet.) I hope you don’t start calling the fish “Oh-Oh,” because that might be hard on his self-esteem. Congrats on the addition to the family, and may O enjoy many happy months? years? in your care!

  5. The underwater bee hive is perfect for the beta! He can swat at the bees with his long fin. 🙂

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