I have to go back home from college for three weeks for winter break. I am at college in Hawaii and live back in Oregon. Here is my problem:
I just put my fish in a 3gal clear storage bin, he has really high ammonia levels that recently emerged from his .5gal tank. I got some advice to use this 3gal bin so the levels would be lower. I have a heater in this tank as well.
Now I read that you can take a fish on a plane in the little betta cup that the fish is bought it. But I don't know if that would work with the 3oz liquid only airport laws. I don't think I can bring him back with me because I believe he would have to be quarantined for 40 days coming back to Hawaii. He has been having some issues lately and I believe him to be really sensitive to water changes, darting around and trying to bury himself.
So, I decided to leave him with the RA's of my dorm building. Whoever is in the office will just feed him in the morning and again in the evening. But due to recent problems with his water (This hasn't happened to my roommates betta at all, she doesn't even use conditioner (Hawaii water is said that it doesn't need it )) I am worried that he might be dead by the time I get back. I don't think the RAs are capable of changing his water properly. Nor caring to do so.
As of now, my plan is to buy a 5gal clear storage bin and put him in that. and have his 3gal prepared and have someone transfer him into that halfway through the break. After, of course, making sure the water temps are the same. I have a non adjustable heater and was going to keep that in the 3gal while putting an adjustable one in the 5gal.
I really need help, despite being a 7 dollar fish I have grown quite attached to him over the past 4 months.