I have four male bettas. I'm leaving to Chicago for about three and half weeks soon. What in the world do I do? Two of them share a divided ten gallon tank, squirt i sin a five gallon tank, and for quarantine because he may have fin rot raptor is in a 1.5 gallon tank. I know for a fact that none of my younger siblings will be able to clean the tanks properly because I siphon them and they're too heavy for a sixteen year old female to carry or a fourteen year old. I dont want to chance teaching her and her not doing it because it takes literally hours and she's way too preoccupied with other things.
This is what I'm planning to do guys let me know if its a good idea or not. I'll do one hundred percent tank cleanings before I go. I also will buy three more small tanks for the the other three fish then transition them into the small tanks. I'll probably put one or two of their silk plants and their hidey caves in as well. I plan to get a weekly pill box thinger for each of them and fill them with the right amount of food for each feeding of my fish.
Now my questions are what things can I do to make the process easy and fool proof for my sister? My fish are pretty difficult to net... But I doubt they can go for nearly a month without a cleaning. I plan for them to be fed every other day... What else can I do? Anyone else been in a similar situation to offer advice?
Thanks for taking the time to read this. I've seen so many people post on tumblr and such about coming back and their fish being dead or dying. It's my biggest worry.