Tackle It Tuesday – Jack the Fish

by Janice

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The poor fish…

Little Olivia has her first cold. She has had it for awhile now, but tonight she was especially stuffy. So while she had a steam in the bathroom, I tackled cleaning “Jack the Fish’s” tank.

A few weeks ago, we left Jackson’s beta fish, “Jack,” at Susan’s house for her to look after while we went away. However, once we returned we neglected to pick up Jack the Fish. So the poor fish has languished away at Susan’s without a water change. (Not only did Susan not have his water conditioner, but I am sure she would have told me to come over and get our fish if I suggested she clean his bowl for me!)

So tonight Jack finally got his water changed and his bowl cleaned and he returned to Jackson’s room.

Here is his bowl before. You can see Jack was in dire straits with half of his water evaporated, not to mention that what was left was very dirty. Good thing beta fish are hardy little things.


And here is Jack’s bowl after. The only problem is his light bulb burned out while he was at Susan’s and I don’t have any extras right now. So I still need to buy a new one.


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1 Tyra November 27, 2007 at 9:17 am

I hate cleaning fish tanks, I have one at home now in desperate need of attention!

My Tackle It Tuesday is up.


2 Candi November 27, 2007 at 9:29 am

Ah…I hope Olivia gets better soon!!


3 themommykelly November 27, 2007 at 10:29 am

how about what I’m NOT tackling?


4 Twisted Cinderella November 27, 2007 at 10:47 am

Great tackle! I’ll bet jack the fish was very grateful.


5 amy November 27, 2007 at 10:57 am

where did you get your fish tank? I’m looking for one.


6 Laura November 27, 2007 at 11:10 am

I got my filing done and I hate filing!!!


7 Alexandra Stephenson November 27, 2007 at 11:11 am

We tried to have a pet Beta once. His name was Blue & Hayden lost interest in him after about two days.

I remember cleaning the fish bowl…It would get so incredibly dirty so fast & smelly too. yuck! Good for you cleaning up his home! I’m sure he’s swimming a little more happily now. :]


8 donetta November 27, 2007 at 11:28 am

I hope you all better.


9 Danielle November 27, 2007 at 12:08 pm

We did look into Beta fish a few times, but you need to change their water so often so we settled for a goldfish instead. Jack must be swimming happier now. I tackled the land of books. Hope Olivia is feeling better.
~Danielle :)


10 Heather C. November 27, 2007 at 12:16 pm

Jack looks much happier, LOL! ;-)


11 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls November 27, 2007 at 12:18 pm

I hope Olivia’s feeling better soon and I hope that Jack likes his nice clean bowl! :)


12 Karen November 27, 2007 at 12:47 pm

Dear little Jack the Fish! I’m sure he’ll be just fine – from what I understand, beta fish live in the water of rice paddies in their natural habitat. Pretty slimy and shallow there, I’d guess.

But how is Olivia feeling? First colds look pitiful, but I’m sure she’ll be just fine in a few days too!


13 Haley November 27, 2007 at 1:13 pm

Hope Olivia gets to feeling better really soon! My son Jackson is only 3 months old and he got his first cold @ around two months..the poor thing was miserable….I know how little Olivia must be feeling.

Prayers for renewed health! :-)


14 lauren November 27, 2007 at 1:22 pm

In addition to Tackling colds today, earlier this week I tackled trying to teach myself to crochet. It’s kinda scary looking, but progress is progress, right?


15 Kerith Collins November 27, 2007 at 2:24 pm

fish tanks are the worst…probably why i don’t have one…but at least your fish looks happier!


16 Jenn November 27, 2007 at 2:57 pm

Tackled the couch and chairs…under them and in them! Scary!


17 Jenni November 27, 2007 at 7:17 pm

Thanks for the encouragement to tackle my project – my desk! It’s been driving me nuts for awhile, but I kept putting it off.


18 Andrea P. November 27, 2007 at 7:37 pm

Tackle It Tuesday is great motivation! Thank you!


19 Danielle November 28, 2007 at 12:26 am

I can appreciate the cleaning of the betta bowl! I’ve owned 2 (the reason I haven’t gotten a third is because I’m a sap that cries when fish die).

Anywho… tackled the Christmas decorating this week! YAY!


20 A Beautiful Life November 28, 2007 at 4:48 am

I’m tackling again! It’s good to be back!


21 Tiff November 28, 2007 at 5:59 pm

Cute little fish. We want to get one but we have to find a tank that is cat proof!!


22 Trisha November 28, 2007 at 6:59 pm

Beta fish really are hearty fish. We had one that jumped out of his bowl and tried to kill himself. He was horribly disfigured afterward, but lived for over a year! I couldn’t believe he lived that long :) We even went out and bought another one in anticipation of his death. So, for awhile, we had 2 Beta’s.


23 Deborah November 29, 2007 at 12:27 am

Well, here it is Wednesday and I just posted my first Tackle It Tuesday :)
This is so fun! I am looking forward to this lighting the fire beneath my feet to get a bit of organizing/cleaning/throwing out clutter done around the house.
Thanks to ALL of you for sharing your lives and baring your souls :)


24 Cindy B November 29, 2007 at 7:02 pm

I have posted my Tackle it Tuesday and this is my first time posting it here. I hope it follows the quide lines. Come on over to my place and visit.


25 ~ Pennies In My Pocket ~ November 30, 2007 at 2:36 pm

Love your site … glad I found it! I’ll be bookmarking it! :)

I tackled a ton of homemade Christmas gifts yesterday and I feel so proud of myself and relieved! Now, I’ll see how long it takes me to get them all wrapped! lol



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