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Old 12-12-2009, 02:51 PM   #1 
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Moving With Betta Fish?

Hey all! I've been away from the forum for awhile, so now I would really like to know what's the best way to move with fish?
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Old 12-12-2009, 02:54 PM   #2 
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I'll be moving pretty soon, and I would like to make my transition as smooth as possible, considering the rest of my zoo that I have to safely transport.....lol
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Old 12-12-2009, 03:06 PM   #3 
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Hey!

The first question I would have is how far are you moving? I recently moved my family about 15 minutes away (driving) while our house is being remodeled. I just drained his tank to almost nothing and placed it on the backseat of our van. Then I put Gilbert in his pet store cup (I've saved it all this time lol), and had my son hold that while we drove over to the new place.

Hopefully you find this helpful!

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Old 12-12-2009, 03:18 PM   #4 
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Welcome back!! If its a cycled tank then you want to keep the filter and substrate wet with your tank water when moving. If everything dries up then you lose your good bacteria. Transport the fish in his cup, as Gilbert's Daddy suggests or put him in a gladware type container.
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Old 12-12-2009, 03:36 PM   #5 
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I'd take drama's advice to heart, she's go about 12,228 posts on me O.o
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Old 12-12-2009, 03:46 PM   #6 
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well, my move is actually about a 2 1/2 to 3 hour drive....I was just thinking about keeping them in their tanks, taking out alll the decorations and plants, and just leaving them in there with about 1/4 of their water....would that be fine?
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Old 12-12-2009, 03:52 PM   #7 
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I have a ten gallon tank, and I only left about 2 inches of water in the tank. Even with this small amount of water... It STILL has enough momentum to splash over a tall tank if you've got any bumps/severe hills. Also, how big are your tanks?
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How big are the tanks? If they aren't real big you could probably get away with it. lol! We posted the same question at the same time, Gilbert's Daddy!
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Old 12-12-2009, 04:19 PM   #9 
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Great Betta minds think alike? Something like that...
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