Okay, so for about two weeks this summer, plus about 6 days travel so about three weeks total, I will be away from home. I will be leaving my divided ten gallon w/ two males, my ten gallon w/ one male, my shrimp tank, and my 55 gallon community tank. Obviously they can't go without food and water for three weeks, so I am here asking for help! I have NO ONE, literally NO ONE to feed/ care for my fish. My mom said she would pay for someone to come and do that while I am gone… are there people that maintain aquariums like that?
Also, if there are, what is the minimum amount of times he can come? I don't want to pay like 43576298357 dollars for him to come every day. Like, how long could I get away with not doing a water change in the tanks? I am sure skipping a change would be fine, but three weeks with out changes? That seems iffy to me, even with an extra large water change right before and after. They are all cycled.
What do I do?!?!?! I am so worried about my fish, I feel like no one can take care of them as well as I do, and I worry they will mess up or the fish will die or they will spill water, etc.
Also, I am traveling to Idaho with my still unnamed female. She is the one I bred to Bellino, you may know her as "Greeny" lol. She is blue now btw. We are going by car. I plan to take some water from home with me to use along the ride, and once we are in our final location I will acclimate her to the new water. It will be about a three day car ride. Austin to Santa Fe, Santa Fe to Salt Lake City, and Salt Lake City to Sandpoint, Idaho. What is the best way to travel with her? Also, should I leave her cycled filter at home in her 5g? I was planning on a 2.5 gallon being her "travel tank".
Also, very very random, does anybody have any advice on plant care? I am leaving a baby aloe, some (wilty) basil, a rose tree, and three bouganvillea (sp?) behind and that makes me sad. I want to take my basil with me, does any one know if Basil does well on three day road trips?