I'm moving about 12 hours away in two weeks. Currently, I'm at my family's, and so is my fish tank. It has a betta, neon tetras, and a dwarf frog.
My betta is showing signs of slowing down. I don't know if he'll pull through the next few days. If I'm blessed enough that he does, I wonder if it's irresponsible to put him through the stress of 12 hours in a little bag in a car ride. There will be hour or so long stops along the way and I worry about him getting overheated, even in a Styrofoam container.
I'm babying him in the tank. I can't baby him in a bag.
My family has offered to keep and take case of my fish. They've done it before and do it well, so I'm not concerned about their well-being. I guess, emotionally I love my fish and it's hard to part with them, but I don't want to do anything that will stress or harm them. I couldn't forgive myself in my betta died en route.
Another option would be to leave my fish here, wait until I get settled, and then, when my mother visits sometime, to bring the fish down. That way, the ride would only be eight hours and they'd have a set tank to go to right away.