We have a betta (Suki) and 5 ghost shrimp. We are moving in a few weeks, not too far, about 7 miles. However, we will have stairs to go down here and two flights of stairs at the new place. I know that we need to empty the water or at least 75% of it. They live in a 10 gallon tank, but have an extra one gallon tank. My thoughts are these:
A. Should I leave Suki and the Shrimpies in the tank with about 25% of the water and just carry them that way. (I'm worried about weight of the tank and more water movement but thinking this MIGHT
be less stressful)
B. Should I move some of the current tank water to the one gallon and move Suki to it for the move, but leave the ghost shrimp in the tank with 25% water for the move.
C. Should I empty the tank completely. Putting some of the current water in the 1 gallon and then put both Suki and the Shrimpies in the 1 gallon tank. (I'm worried about this being too crowded for 5 shrimp and a Betta)
D. Should I put Suki in the one gallon with some of the current water and buy a small container to transport the shrimp.
What are you thoughts? Thanks!