First let me say that this site is excellent and informative, and I regret not finding it sooner [my betta only lives in a 1-gallon bowl, so at some point that will need to change].
Next, I should say that I'm currently a college student, and will be going home to visit my family for a week for Thanksgiving. We leave on Friday, and it takes us about 4 or 5 hours to get to my house from there.
I don't think it would be safe to keep my betta (Sir Ellis of Norwood, but we call him Ellis for short) in his bowl for the whole trip, but I can't think of any good ways to get him home. A friend of mine suggested Tupperware, but a trip that long without access to air might be bad for him.
Since I only got my betta a few days ago, and I'll only be home a week, I'm afraid that all of these constant changes in environment might upset him.
What do you folks suggest?
My other question is, I think he's going to need a heater since the water temp is only about 72 degrees, but a dramatic temperature change like that might stress him out. Should I just add the heater the next time I clean his bowl and spend extra time re-acclimating him? And might the heater take up too much space in his bowl to be worth using?
I suppose it would just be best to buy a new, proper tank. It's a shame it's too late to return the bowl to the store. X<