Originally Posted by Sir Amadeus of Sparta
thanks so much! so as per that link you posted with instructions...if I were to keep him in a cup or something and place it inside the bowl (for splashes) would you recommend just keeping him in that the whole time or should I put him inside the bigger bowl at night/during stops?
What I would really do is since it is such a long drive I would purchase a 1/2 betta 'tank' like this http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...26amp%3B+Bowls
which is what I used. Half-full and place it inside like a bucket with a towel around it. Not sure if you use a heater in the bowl, but I kept the heaters in the 1/2 gals and plugged them in at night. Definetly take your fish in with you at night at hotels, and try to keep the room a decent temp mid 70's if you don't have a heater. My dad is crazy and turns the air down super low in hotels so I had to use heaters.
If you decide to not want to purchase another tank (which I totally understand) I would probably transport him in his cup inside the empty bowl while driving and maybe every other night put him in his bowl half full so he has more swimming room, not every night so he doesn't get overly stressed. I've also heard its good to have them 'adjust' to the change in water quality throughout the states, however I didn't do any water changes seeing as we got to the hotels 10-11 at night and left by 7:30 in the morning.
Sorry, I wrote so much. There really isn't one perfect way to do this, it's really just what is most approachable to you in the end. It was quite a show when we showed up at hotels with a horse trailer full of stuff, 3 dogs, 2 cats, and five bettas in separate tanks! I pray your journey is far less stressful than ours!
EDIT: This may also be helpful http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=105527