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Old 02-03-2010, 12:14 PM   #1 
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Betta road trip

Ok, i have 2 bettas right now, but its kinda hard taking care of 2 of em. I know 2 isnt alot, but being in the military and all i have to do on a day to day basis, it kinda gets to much. So.....

I bought my 2nd betta a 3+ gallon kritter keeper with a whole bunch of accessories, which im still waiting for in the mail. Once that gets here, im taking my 5g mini bow home with me so my mom and my sister, mainly my sister can take care of him. I have to drive 6 and a half hrs to get home.

Whats the best and safest way to take my guy home?

Thanks again.
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:20 PM   #2 
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I would slowly turn his heater down the night before to 'acclimate' him to car temperature. Drain the minibow or whatever container he will be in (a bucket will do) halfway to prevent spillage.

Normally I would tell you to find a battery-operated pump (they're quite cheap) to aerate the water with but with a betta I don't think oxygen will be an issue.

As long as you keep temperature transitions smooth you should be fine.
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:33 PM   #3 
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When I transported my betta (Leonardo) for a three to four hour drive, I put him in a large travel thermos. Even though it's a small space, I chose to do that for a couple of reasons.
-It's insulated, to help keep his temperature stable.
-It's dark, to keep him from stressing.
-It has a lid with an airhole.
-It fits in the cup holder to keep it from bumping around.

When the drive was over he was fine and dandy.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:01 PM   #4 
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I would put the fish in the cup he came in or a gladware container, put that, along with a couple of shipping heat packs in a cooler or something insulated. I would pack that with newspapar or something to keep the container the fish is in to keep it from sliding around. I plan on doing this if my power ever goes out.
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Thank you all for your suggestions. He will now have a safe journey home.
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