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Old 11-27-2012, 03:28 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Transferring bettas - need to know quick!

So we're about 2 hours from home right now and we were at stores looking for fish supplies and I found this beautiful crowntail that I couldn't say no to so how do I get him back home (2 hour drive) safely? He is still in his cup. Thanks!
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:30 PM   #2 
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You just drive him home with you in the cup. They were probably transported to the store in the cup, if not a little plastic bag. Just keep him out of the sunlight, don't make your car too warm or too cold, and don't let the water slosh around too much.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:32 PM   #3 
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well you drive him home. I don't think it will be bad for him unless your car is freezing inside.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:35 PM   #4 
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Yes. Just drive him. My Algernon had to endure the 3 hour drive to my hometown for Thanksgiving break. Then he had to endure it again for the trip back to college. He will be fine.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:41 PM   #5 
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They gave me a paper bag to put the cup in. I have him in that and it helps to keep the water more still I think. I've just never had to transport a fish this far! I wouldn't want to do something wrong. My car is small and heats/cools fast and I really have no way of knowing the temp but he's insulated by the paper bag and it's not cold in here.

Thanks, guys! I'm a worrywart lol
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:45 PM   #6 
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If the cup fits in one of your cars cup holders you can put his cup in that and then turn the paper bag upside down over to help insulate him, that way you wont have to worry about the cup sliding around on the seat in the bag.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:23 PM   #7 
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Thanks everyone! He made it! :)

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Old 11-27-2012, 06:33 PM   #8 
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Just for anyone else that looks here... I always keep a shoe box in my car in case I buy a betta. I can't seem to stop buying them, especially the females when I find a unique one. I put the shoe box with the betta cup in the front base board.... The back of vehicles tends to be more bumpy then the front. That's true with a lot of vehicles except more sporty or luxury cars that tend to be weight balanced. Sometimes the cups dont have enough water. I prefer the cups more then half full so the fish has plenty of vertical space when the water sloshes.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:35 PM   #9 
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Yes, I did ask the employee to change part of his water and fill it more than half full before I bought him. His water had a lot of visible particles sitting at the bottom.

And I wasn't driving, so I was able to hold the bag up to help with the sloshing.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:39 PM   #10 
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aww what a cutie1 congrats and happy he made the trip.
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