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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-21-2011, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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So I am a new betta owner and a college student. I go to school 3 1/2 hours away from my hometown and I'm unsure how best to transport Dedalus, my CT male betta, back to my house for my school breaks. I thought about putting him back in his cup and keeping that up front with me while I drive but his cup doesn't fit in the cup holder (my roommate was with me when I bought him so she held him on the way home). Obviously when I get back to my house I'm going to put him back into his tank (it's a 2.5 gallon so I think I can transport it and just do a water change on it) but I'm worried about the drive.

Has anybody ever transported their betta?
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-21-2011, 08:13 PM
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How about a sturdy plastic bag, like they ship them in?
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Would a freezer weight ziploc bag work? I have a lot of those, I use them for piping frosting.
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I would think so. Just test to make sure it hold water well first, lol.
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I drove around a lot this summer with one of my bettas. I got a cookie type plastic jar with a lid from the thrift store, cleaned it out well and set it in a box. The container cost me $1 and it was a very effective travel house for my fishy.

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I haven't had to transport mine yet, but with an anticipated move to a larger apartment, I'm probably going to put them in the bags fish and plants usually are put in at my fish and pet stores (I've saved and cleaned every one lol) If you don't have any, see if you can get a couple from your LFS. If you're worried about the bag breaking, just double bag him :)
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Thanks for the suggestions! I'll experiment with the bags holding water and see how that goes. (Knowing my new fish mommy paranoia I'll probably triple bag Dedalus...just in case...)
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Thanks for the suggestions! I'll experiment with the bags holding water and see how that goes. (Knowing my new fish mommy paranoia I'll probably triple bag Dedalus...just in case...)
Thanks for starting this thread. I'm going to have to take Dol home for Thanksgiving, and was wondering how to go about doing it.

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I go to school two hours away from my house, and I transported both my bettas in the cup I bought them in. The cups are too big for the holder, so I put them behind the drivers seat on the floor and wedged things in with them so they wouldn't move. The i drove really carefully, and we made it just fine.
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That's a good idea except I have a Honda CR-V and the seat is kind of high up so I think the cup would slide under my seat which seems like a bad idea. I'm heading home in October for Fall Break so we'll see how the bags work.
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