Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-20-2008, 08:29 PM   #1 
New Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Moving With a Betta


I am moving cross country, and want to take my betta with me. When I moved to where I am now, I traveled by car and taking him in a small tank wasn't an issue.

this time, however, I am flying. I have no idea how to transport him. Before the new TSA restrictions, I would've just put him in my carry-on. But now I can't. Would he survive in the cargo hold? Could I ship him by UPS or FedEx overnight?

I really don't want to leave him behind. I love him dearly and can't imagine my life not having him swimming around happily.
punkrockgrrly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2008, 08:36 PM   #2 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Colorado
Shipping him would be the best way to go. I know there is a special UPS or Fedex thing that is like "Fish Air". Let me get back to you on that.
Cody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2008, 12:14 PM   #3 
okiemavis's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Boston, MA
You can get special boxes & bags for packing fish for shipping. You can also get heat packs to deal with the temperature. I'd tend to think that checking him would work better. That way you know that you can get him as soon as he arrives. There are a lot of fish stores online that actually offer fish shipping via airlines, and you go pick them up at the airport, so I'm sure there's some way you can check him to make sure he won't be thrown around.
okiemavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2008, 12:45 PM   #4 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: North Carolina
Wow. Who knew? I'm new to the hobby so I never thought about it before. Call your airline and ask 'em. People ship their cats and dogs in the cargo hold and as carry on. Why not fish?
SST is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Moving With Betta Fish? Scienceluvr8 Betta Fish Care 10 12-12-2009 05:05 PM
moving a betta to a big tank with other fish? SinCrisis Betta Fish Compatibility 13 01-10-2009 08:30 AM
Moving My Betta! JenG Betta Fish Care 13 04-10-2008 09:22 PM
betta moving in? MisticAllie314 Betta Fish Care 4 09-30-2007 01:21 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:24 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.