I have to go away for 5 weeks in the summer, and I need to find someone to take care of my fish. I have two male bettas, Captain and bruce, and I went away for three days and left my family clear instructions on how to feed them, and measured out all the food in little daily pill organizer things. My mother didn't even have to do a water change, but I come back and there's about 2 weeks worth of food rotting on the bottom of both their tanks, the water is green, they both have stress stripes and poor Bruce's fins are all torn and you can see the fin rays (I think thats what they're called...). :( I changed their water right away and they're doing better in warm clean water, but my family won't be able to take care of them for five weeks. I don't really have any options other than my girlfriend's sister's friend who had a betta fish... but her mother killed it. My friends are all going with me for this trip, and my sister is going to be at camps too. I don't know what to do... does anyone have any suggestions? My parents say I should give my fish away and buy new ones when I get back but there's no way I'm getting rid of my boys :(
No one even pet sits fish.. do they? Are there businesses that pet sit fish? Mostly it's just cats and dogs.
And, would it be better to leave them in their separate 2 gallon tanks, or put them in the big divided aquarium I have if I give them to someone to fish sit?
:) It's ok if no one really knows what to do, but If anyone has any ideas that would be great! (mostly I want to know what would be better, 2 small separate tanks or 1 big divided tank) I'm worried about whoever would take care of them doing regular water changes.