So I was signing up for on campus housing next year and I was reading the rules, and I realized that I can have as many tanks as I want in my room. Before I thought that it was only one tank with a maximum of 10 gallons, but in the rules I read it said "fish must be kept in proper aquariums that are no bigger than 10 gallons." It doesn't limit the amount of tanks. So now I'm happy because I can bring my 10 gallon tank, my 2.5 gallon tank, and then I can rescue some fish next year and rehome them!
My plan is this: A lot of college students get bettas at the beginning of the year and end up not taking care of them (I even heard some kids in my hall laughing about how they don't even feed their fish anymore. Ugh.) So I thought I would buy 4 medium Petco pet keepers (about 1.75 gallons) and 4 inexpensive heaters and put up fliers around the dorms and on campus about my rescue. People who no longer take care of their fish would relinquish them to me, and I'd take care of them until I could rehome them. I'd have 4 fish at a time and a waiting list. I'd make sure the people adopting the fish knew about basic care, and I'd give handouts with the fish. Fish would be free to adopt, but if I get donations they will go towards tanks, better heaters, medicine, etc. Just anything I need for the fish. I think that I would also use Craigslist and Facebook as marketing tools.
What do you guys think? Does anyone have any tips or suggestions for me? Has anyone ever done anything similar to this?