This is Oscar the 2nd. I’ve been trying to think of a fun way of displaying such a beautiful fish. I had Oscar the 1st in a tall vase beside the sink, but he jumped out…and dried out. But today, i saw my mason jar on the counter. Brilliant idea! I bought fake plastic diamonds & a fake flower at a craft store (Michael’s). When i found my perfect Betta, i cleaned everything very well & placed the diamonds & flower into the jar. Then i added Betta Water Conditioner to the water. I let the water sit for about 5 minutes. IMPORTANT!!! I used a hammer & a nail to punch holes into the top of the jar. I widened two holes using an old fashioned bottle opener…to mimic the size of the holes, in the plastic top, of the container my fish came in. I added Oscar, screwed the top on. He must have felt at home very quickly. The jar is about twice the size of the cup he was contained in, so i’m sure it felt great to stretch his fins a bit.
Oscar’s home sits on top of my desk, i don’t have to worry, too much, about spilled water because the holes in the top are not large enough to flood the desk top in seconds. I can sit & paint for hours & when i get stressed out about a commission, all i have to do is stare at Oscar & that will lower my blood pressure…right?