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Old 05-02-2012, 09:22 PM   #1 
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Question Best Way to Transport Betta?

Hello :),

I am currently in college and will be returning home in a couple of weeks. The journey back home is about two hours long. What's the best way to go about transporting my betta back?

I still have the container from the pet store that I bought him in, should I use that? I was thinking I would just lower the water in his tank (~2 gal.) a little bit and bring him in that.

Also, when transporting them, I've heard it's a good idea to put a plastic bag around the container to avoid them from getting too stressed out. Would you recommend this?

Thanks a lot for any help,
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:24 PM   #2 
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Read the shipping sticky. That's the best way to pack a betta. You don't have to ship him but it's the least stressful way to transport him. You won't need a heat pack though.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:35 PM   #3 
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Hey! I'm in college, too!

When I go home, I put Beau in the cup that he came in. I drive home so I just put him in the cup holder. I usually wrap the cup in a few paper towels, leaving the hole at the top open so he can breath just to make it a little darker. Someone suggested that to reduce stress.

For the my 2 gallon tank, I would just empty out everything and put it in a bucket or plastic bags or something. I'd set it back up when I got home. Don't leave him in the tank. It'll be stressful.

For my 5 gallon, I lower the water level about 80/90% I guess and leave everything in there. I put the filter media in there to keep the bacteria alive. 2 hours is fine.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:38 PM   #4 
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Thanks for the posts guys, and that's a good idea w/ the cupholder, agent :)

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Old 05-03-2012, 09:08 AM   #5 
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I use mason jars and poke holes in the top and keep them wrapped in a small towel in the pocket behind the passenger seat. I'm in college myself and drive the 700 miles home with them this way every time.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:53 AM   #6 
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Thanks for the ideas :)

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