So I'm heading out of state to go visit a friend and will be gone for a whole week. I've gone on vacation before and left my betta under the care of my parents, but it wasn't long enough to need any water changes so all they had to do was offer him some food. Now I have 3 betta instead of just 1 and they'll need about 2 water changes while I'm gone. I intend to teach my step mom how I change the water tomorrow, but I'm just worried she might forget a step or my boys will get all stressed about it :(
What makes my worries worse is that a while ago (before all my betta) I had a double white snow rose bonsai that I left in my parents' care. It was kept in our sun room (it needed high light), but that week we had a heat wave and the sun room was super hot. They didn't water it nearly enough to make up for the heat and when I got home all of it's leaves were completely dried up and had no flowers (this plant usually flowers year round). I tried to save the poor thing, but it just refused to perk back up.
Needless to say, I'm weary about letting them take care of anything other than the dogs/cat.
What do you all do when you have to leave your fishy friends in the care of others?