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  1. Moving from Heated to Unheated?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello all! So this week is Spring Break (hooray!) and I'm planning on going home for the next seven days. Obviously, this is way too long to leave my little betta alone - he'd starve! Right now, he's in a heated 5 gallon tank. Unfortunately, it'd be pretty hard to move all that home just for...
  2. moving three hours away-- thermos okay for transport? (NEED FAST REPLY)

    Betta Fish Care
    i'm moving three hours away with two bettas in tow. i was wondering if it would be alright for me to move them in separate thermoses. i was thinking one like the campbell soup thermos(below)?
  3. Moving with ten bettas!

    Betta Fish Care
    After a previous thread, and much advice, I decided to bring my bettas with me on my epic 22 hour trip from Missouri to Arizona. They are all traveling in their own one gallon jugs (see through) and stabilized nicely. They even come inside the hotel at night so they Dont get cold! Any advice...
  4. 3-hour drive, then different water - or 3 days with no water changes?

    Betta Fish Care
    I'm leaving for a weekend vacation tomorrow. Shiloh is in an unfiltered 1-gallon tank, until I can upgrade. I can either bring him with me, which is a 3-hour drive, and do his daily water changes with unfamiliar water (I don't know parameters), Or I can leave him at home for 3 days with no...
  5. Car Travel - Bag or Container?

    Betta Fish Care
    So I have a big move coming up - about 14 hours of driving. I plan on heavily cushioning my betta so that he doesn't get tossed around and it's slightly darker to reduce stress. My question is, what is the benefit of a bag over a closed container? Like a jar or thermos (to keep temperature...
  6. Going home for 19 days tomorrow. Should I bring my fish?

    Betta Fish Care
    So I'm a college student (surprise surprise). I'm not sure what to do with my betta fish over the 19 days that I will be away from my dorm room. I have read both in these forums and on various other websites that it is safe to leave a betta for two weeks, but I'm not sure if its safe to leave...
  7. Traveling for vacation

    Betta Fish Care
    Over Christmas break I am going and staying in a house for 3 weeks that is about 2 1/2 hours from where I am now. What do I do with my betta? I know he can't survive by himself for that long, but how do I get him to where I'm going without really stressing him out? I have his container I...
  8. Traveling with a Betta fish

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello all~ I'm a sophomore in college and I've had my betta, Alexander, for over a year now. Last year I was fortunate enough to have a family friend take care of him while I went home for winter vacation, but this year they cannot take care of him. It is about a 15 hour car ride home and I'll...
  9. Betta Fish Traveling Problem

    Betta Fish Care
    I am a college student who is looking forward to going home this Saturday. I also have a beautiful Betta Fish whom I adore. I also have a horse show this Saturday... and I'm driving with a friend who has a packed car as she is leaving college for good. So here is my problem... I am not...
  10. Best way to transport betta: advice needed!

    Betta Fish Care
    We are all going away for a month to a summer house and of course, we need to take Blue with us. The house is about 2:30 − 3 hours away by car. What would be the best way to transport him? I have a small half gallon aquarium that he first lived in before we got his current 3 gallon home with the...
  11. Betta Fish and Food Blocks?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I am currently at University and will be home for about 13 days. I think it would be best to leave my betta at school, because taking it on the ferry and car would put it into shock and be very stressful. I have seven day food blocks for betta fish, but those won't last long enough...
  12. HELP? Fin issues whenever I leave!

    Betta Chat
    I am the (very proud) owner of a lovely (punky) little half moon Betta named Tsuki no Ryu. Ryu has a tank mate (albino cory) named Moyashi. I love the two to death, but Ryu is making life difficult lately. I live on dorm and the last two breaks I left Ryu here under the care of suite-mates (with...
  13. Traveling 6 hours with Betta

    Betta Fish Care
    So I'm going home for Christmas break and I don't want to leave my buddy behind. I was wondering what the best way to transport him would be. So far I plan on putting him in the betta cup he came in, putting that in a box with a hot water bottle and towels. When I stop to get gas I was going...
  14. Shipping a Betta

    Betta Fish Care
    Okay, after exploring my options (Sorry for all the thread posts) I have decided that the best solution for my fish is to ship him if I can't get a friend to watch him. All the airlines are really anal about the pet policy, only allowing cats, dogs, birds, and rabbits. Nothing else! So I found...
  15. Leaving for three weeks, how should I handle my Betta?

    Betta Fish Care
    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...