Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Can you take the betta with you to school? For example, I myself live in student housing and have a 5 gallon, a 10 gallon + 5 gallon spare for misc. stuff (breeding,quarantine,medicating). We have a no pets policy in my building, but fish are allowed. Technically the limit on tank size is 5 gallons, but I work for the residence building in the office and I know that the limitation is to keep people from putting snakes or lizards in the tanks and saying "the handbook said I can have a fish tank, it didn't say it had to have FISH in it..." and my RA's can clearly see that I have water and fish in my tanks so there's no danger of snakes. I actually do have a corn snake here with me, but I just hide him in my closet when they come to inspect my room so shh no telling on me!
If you can't take your fish with you, maybe it might be best not to leave it for your parents. I only have two small tanks and they are a lot of work. I don't mind because they're mine and I find careing for them soothing, but if the tanks weren't mine and I wasn't a fish person I would loath them because they are so much work.