So in a few weeks i'll be going home for spring break. But by then, my tanks will at least be beginning to finish their cycles.
Should I move them with me or keep them here? At the end of the semester they'll have to come with me anyways...
What is the best way to approach this?!
I really don't feel comfortable leaving my fish here, especially the baby.
Fish will be fine at school, especially the older one. They can survive without food for months so don't worry about him, just take the baby home. Since there is no filter (I believe you haven't gotten one for him?) then it will be fine to just take it down and take him home in a little cup. Make sure you do some serious acclimating though, I'm betting your school water and your home water will be vastly different and even if it isn't, he's going to be stressed so please take a hour or two to really acclimate him well to the new chemistry and then continue your daily water changes for the week and do the same when you go back to school :)
Your older one will be fine without you for a week, no big deal there.
I usually take the school water with me in a big container to last the week because it is what they are used to, and adjust them more carefully during the longer breaks... i've just never had the tanks before
If there's a question as to whether the cycle will have completed on time I would leave everything be but take the fish with you. You'll likely find the tank will finish cycling in your absence. Just don't clean anything. Leave it "dirty".