Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Coon Rapids, MN
Transporting Betta's and living in temporary tanks
So I just learned today I'll be going back to MN next month to rerecord something for the bands single. We would be gone a grand total of 1 week and in that time I know I have to take my rats since no one I know could properly care for them but then I thought about my fish as well. It would be hard to tell someone what my fishes basic program is, water changes, fasting, and overall daily temp checks and water testing.
So now I am thinking I want to bring my fish with me to MN however how would I transport them (an adult and a younger fry) without over stressing them and then the fact they have to travel from Texas to MN and then live in a tank that is NOT their tank?
I figured I will need some sort of transport containers that will aid in keeping stress low, in their tank water plus daily changes though we will drive on straight through with no stops. I would also be bringing a 1 gallon milk jugs of already pretreated water for their mini temp tanks that would be set up at my house and their heaters. Now the question is how to do this with the least amount of stress for my fish and make the transport safe? Anyone ship fish before and what is the best method? Also do you feed before transportation? During? Is it best to not feed until they settle into the temp tanks in MN? Also keeping them warm on the trip over since they won't have heaters. How would one do that? I might think up more questions as I go so I have a whole month to prep for this and make is as easy on my fish as possible.
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