Yes, the Holidays are quickly approaching and I have a small problem. I'm wondering whether it would be better to leave my Betta fish home (for up to a week) or to take him with me.
His home tank is a 5 gallon cycled and heated tank with live plants. The tank light is now on a timer, so that wouldn't be an issue.
His travel tank is 2.5 gallons with no filter, no light, no live plants. There is a heater. I would make the needed water changes.
I just want to know which is better?
To take him with me for the week, thus leaving the home tank without an ammonia source. Also, the need for frequent water changes for his travel tank. -OR- To leave him home alone for the week. He would have everything, except food. There are a few tiny copepods in the tank, but that really isn't like a steady food source.
What should I do? If it would be longer than a week I'd take him for sure, but since it's not very long I feel he would be OK. Still, I worry..