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Old 05-26-2012, 12:14 AM   #1 
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Question Transporting Betta over a 3 Hour Drive?

Hi!

Does anyone have any tips on transporting a betta fish over a 2-3 hour drive? (I read the "How To Ship Bettas" thread, but I don't know if that procedure might be a little different than preparing your betta for a car ride?)

Here is the situation:
1. It will probably be a 2-3 hour ride home.
2. It shouldn't be too bumpy of a ride.
3. The temperature outside is currently around 90F (I live in Texas...so...hot...).
4. The car will have air conditioning.
5. I plan to be sitting in the passenger seat while holding my betta fish.

Some concerns:
1. Best container/bag/anything to keep betta in during transportation.
2. Air (for betta to breathe)
3. Sun (what if it the sun hits my betta along the ride?)
4. Controlling Betta's water temperature (suggestions on car temperature?)

Your tips/suggestions are always greatly appreciated, and I hope that anyone else looking for answers can find them in here!
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:54 AM   #2 
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Hello c:
He should be fine as is, I had my betta Diego in a 3 day trip in a orange juice bottle ( 3 Litre) So he could swim right down to the bottom away from slushing water, but also dart up to get air. c: He was fine, I had a bit of cling wrap with holes poked over the top, NO LID or he will run out of air. :) It didn't make a mess, and he was fine c:
About TEMP
Keep him away from direct sunlight, and certainly away from the air conditioning vents. Sitting him in your lap maybe ok. Perhaps the back seat? Just to atop temperature fluctuations.
Hope that helps you
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:56 AM   #3 
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If you still have his cup, you can put him in that. I put Goblin in his cup and then put him in my cup holders.
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:12 AM   #4 
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Hi!

Does anyone have any tips on transporting a betta fish over a 2-3 hour drive? (I read the "How To Ship Bettas" thread, but I don't know if that procedure might be a little different than preparing your betta for a car ride?)

Here is the situation:
1. It will probably be a 2-3 hour ride home.
2. It shouldn't be too bumpy of a ride.
3. The temperature outside is currently around 90F (I live in Texas...so...hot...).
4. The car will have air conditioning.
5. I plan to be sitting in the passenger seat while holding my betta fish.

Some concerns:
1. Best container/bag/anything to keep betta in during transportation.
I use a plastic bag such as they sell fish in here, trapping plenty of air inside it.
2. Air (for betta to breathe)
Just make sure you do get lots of air in whatever you choose to use. :)
3. Sun (what if it the sun hits my betta along the ride?)
Try to keep his water out of the sun, as this will cause it to heat. Hide it by your side.
4. Controlling Betta's water temperature (suggestions on car temperature?)
If you can stand it being around 80 inside the car, that would be ideal for him. :) If not, just do your darndest to keep the temperature constant. That's the most important bit.

Your tips/suggestions are always greatly appreciated, and I hope that anyone else looking for answers can find them in here!
If you can, cover his bag/cup/whatever to keep it in darkness. It will make him less stressed during the trip. :)
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:20 AM   #5 
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Thank you, guys!

Goblin:
Oh, ya! The cup! Did the sun hit the cup holder area sometimes? If it did, was there some sort of shade you used to protect Goblin?

Hazell:
That is an interesting idea, haha (the orange juice bottle). How did you safely get him into the orange juice bottle?

Bombalurina:
Anything to relieve stress! How did you keep yours in darkness? For example, what kind of material did you keep him in, etc...? (Just wondering because of, y'know....water temperature .)
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:25 AM   #6 
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I had to drive my fish through 6 hours of Texas. From south to central. I basicly kept the fish in its cup. Wrapped it in a blanket, kept the windows closed, and kept the temperature constant in the car
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I had the lid to the cup still, so it was pretty dark. Just the little hole in the top. The interior of my car is also black. So I didn't need a towel to cover it or anything. xD I'm also in south FL where it's also obscenely hot.
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i transported one of mine years ago in a mason jar 5 hours, he was fine.
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Thank you, guys!

Bombalurina:
Anything to relieve stress! How did you keep yours in darkness? For example, what kind of material did you keep him in, etc...? (Just wondering because of, y'know....water temperature .)
You're welcome. :) Mine were travelling in the topbox of a motorbike, so that probably doesn't help you. :p I'd suggest something light, such as cheesecloth or thin cotton.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:12 PM   #10 
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Thanks for all of the advice/tips, you guys. It was all very useful, and I'm excited to say that my betta fish has survived his first mini car ride through the Texas weather!
We listened to classical music on the way, too...'cause, y'know, fish listen to that stuff, I guess. Haha. It was my dad's funny suggestion.
Thank you!!
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