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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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How long do Betta's last on a car ride home?

Im going away in a couple of weeks for a doctors appointment & Im going to visit one of the aquarium stores there before I head home. Its a 4 & a half hour trip so Im aware that the drive home is too long if I was to buy one.

But I want to visit a store in another town which is 1.5/2 hours away. Is that too long for a ride home or not?

Im sorry if this is a really stupid question

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 09:00 PM
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Eh, I have gone to the city, bought a fish, wandered the city some more, drove home. No biggy. I also had to move my fish before, they were in bags 6 hours before we actually left... Then when we did they were in the bags for another 1-2 hours before they were put in the tanks.

Bettas are awfully hardy. give them some credit :p If you have one, grab an insulated lunch bag - kid you not. Place the betta and maybe a towel around him/her if you can, in the lunch bag. keeps it warmer then just on the seat.

or grab a kid blanket, or thick towel, and when you have the fish wrap him/her up in the said blanket/towel. :)

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I ordered my wild imbellis from oversea and they survived the trip all the way here I'm sure a few hours is nothing to your betta
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They will be fine! I took my 5 bettas on a 5 day road trip when moving across country and everyone survived! Also have purchased a betta from a store 2 hours away and he did fine as well. Enjoy your new addition!

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Bettas are hardcore of all fishes
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Mine did a 3 hour drive and she was fine.
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Just make sure to resist all urges of off-roading and he'll be fine =p
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Oh thats good to hear! I probably wont get a new one [Im sure my mum & boyfriend will pull me away before I pull my money out lol] but its always good to know.

Thanks guys :D

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Just make sure to resist all urges of off-roading and he'll be fine =p
awwww man No fun for that trip...

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I bought a betta from a breeder on here from Washington state and I live in New York. The betta should be fine. :) If one can endure a trip that long, 4 hours will be a breeze

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