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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-25-2013, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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Sneaking my betta on Amtrak- advice?

I'm leaving college tomorrow for a week-long Easter break. I was originally going to have a friend feed my fish while I'm away but these plans fell through, and my only alternative option is to take my fish home with me on the train. I know this isn't an awesome idea, but I can't just leave my guys alone to starve while I'm gone.

So I have one smallish male and a mystery snail.
Do you think the snail could go a week without being fed?
I have algae wafers that I could possibly feed him before I go?

Also, yeah I'm just looking for some ideas on how to hide my small critter carrier while on the train. I have a large bag that I could hide it in, I'm just worried about spills.
Does anyone have any experience with this?

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do you still have the cup that he came home in? (I save all of mine for water changes) You could tuck him in there for the train ride, then into the KK when you get there.

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I think the snail can survive a week without food, just drop an algae wafer. The betta won't have a hard time, either. Maybe bring a jacket to hide it.

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Good idea. It would be way easier to keep the cup from spilling, I could totally do that. It would fit perfectly in my carry-on, and I could use a sweater to cover and secure him in the bag.

Thanks for the help guys!

Also, do you know if cold temperature could hurt my snail as well? I only have one heater so I'll have to decide what to do about that.
My betta will be in a 2.5g tank at home, so I'm thinking I could have an easier time keeping that warm with towels and room temperature if I left the heater in the 5g with the snail.

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What kind of snail do you have, and how cold are we talking?

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It's a mystery snail. And without a heater the water could probably get down to the low 60s.

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from this site that I checked, it SHOULD be ok in 65 degree, but I think too much colder than that may cause issues

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