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- Maine (College) and Vermont (Home)
- 5 to 10 years
Hi! I'm going to be going to college this year and I'm curious how everyone cares for their fish during breaks. I am planning on bringing my dwarf gouramI Tango with me. He is living in a 10 gallon right now but I was planning on upgrading him to either the 13 gallon that my sister has or a new 20 gallon when I move into the dorms. I am wondering if I should bring him home with me over the longer breaks or if I should find someone to care for him. I am leaning more towards bringing him with me but I am worried that the frequent trips will be too stressful. I also wouldn't really want to bring the entire tank back and forth with me. I have read about people keeping two tanks and moving the fish and filter back and forth which could work, but I also have a planted tank and I am wondering how people deal with the plants over breaks. I could bring the plants with me but I feel like ripping up the root system every few months would be damaging for the plants. Any and all advice is appreciated!!!