I am a new betta owner. My cutie lives in a 5gl tank with live plants and a filter, no heater but he doesn't seem to mind. He is active, bright and loves making a bubble nest that takes up one whole corner of his tank.
My question is will it be safe for me to transfer him to a small non-filtered tank for nine days while I am on vacation? I asks because he is fed 2-3 times a day and I do not have someone who can come to my home that often to feed him but he can go stay with another fish friendly house for that time. I am really not comfortable only having him feed once a day because I have noticed a difference in his behavior(he is less active and just sits in the corner were I feed him)when I have missed feedings.
Any advice would be great. I enjoy my betta very much and do not want to come home to a dead fish.