This is Abercrombie fish. I saw him in a pet store and immediately thought how cool it would be to have him in a jar in our house because he would MATCH our den. Yes. I really thought that.
I bought a live plant and added some awesome rocks to the bottom. The absolutely coolest thing ever began to happen in the late summer. The sun came in the window at JUST the right angle and caused the plant to … evidently make a lot of food because it began to give off oxygen bubbles…. a steady stream of them. It only happened for a few hours a morning. It only happened for about five or six weeks. But, those were SUCH exciting mornings. The kids and I would all go and watch…. even the big kids thought it was neat! I loved to watch our fish swim around in that healthy, yummy water being oxygenated by a fresh, live plant with real rocks underneath. This fish was a gentle reminder of how I am like that plant. I’m a living being that grows and is healthy when I get into the position that I am right in line with the shining light of the “Son.” Yep. Abercrombie and his awesome over-sized mason jar styled fish bowl with his healthy green plant and beautiful, natural rocks really made me happy. What makes YOU happy this marvelous Monday morning?
*Note: This post has been shared on several sites and I’ve had the fact brought to my attention that this jar is much too small for a fish of this type. I didn’t know that at the time and my fish always seemed very healthy. As one of the commenters noted, a beta might be good for this type set up since they are most often placed in small containers, but I would recommend researching that before setting up a tank.
Also, If you just love the jar, I have seen a very similar one recently (April 2015) at a Kirkland’s store.
This link offers a tank cleaning tip.