Transporting Betta

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by Reybetta, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Reybetta

    ReybettaValued MemberMember

    Hi,
    In a few days I am going to be moving and want to know the best way to transport my betta so he has as little stress as possible. I will be driving for approximately 4-5 hours. I have the little cup he came in when I bought him.
     
  2. KimberlyG

    KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    How big is your betta's tank?
     
  3. OP
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    Reybetta

    ReybettaValued MemberMember

    my fish tank is 5 gallons
     




  4. ashenwelt

    ashenweltWell Known MemberMember

    Most of the time I see people use bags or buckets or critter keepers. The issues you worry about most are jumping and splashes. As well as air.

    And on this... I am not an expert. Have used all three... But love to hear better ideas.
     




  5. KimberlyG

    KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    Mine is a 3.5 so I just transport him in his own tank. I take out almost two gallons of water and tape the top down. My car also has an outlet in the back seat right where I brace in his tank so he gets an airstone stuck in a sponge. (My fish sitter laughs at me, she's only an hour away)
     
  6. OP
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    Reybetta

    ReybettaValued MemberMember

    will the larger amount of water splash around too much? I have to drive for a pretty long time and through some mountains
     
  7. Neptune334

    Neptune334Valued MemberMember

    I would recommend bagging your fish and leaving about half of the bag empty to hold oxygen for the betta. Look up how to ship fish and get some ideas from that.
     
  8. OP
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    Reybetta

    ReybettaValued MemberMember

    Ok thanks
     
  9. KimberlyG

    KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    The more water, the more it sloshes. In a couple months a have to transport 3 of them but they are going in a divided 10 bare bottom for 2 weeks. and the filters from all three tanks are going with to keep the cycles going. I'm only covering the bottom of the tank with four inches of water, but I'm not driving through mountains. I wouldn't trust it driving those grades. so I guess a plastic bag stuck inside the biggest cup your cup holder will fit. Good luck and have a safe move.
     
  10. OP
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    Reybetta

    ReybettaValued MemberMember

    Thanks I think I will try to get some foam and do the bag idea
     
  11. Bikebookbread

    BikebookbreadValued MemberMember

    You've already received a lot of good advice. I successfully moved from OKC to San Antonio with our betta in his (then) 2 gallon tank, but only half filled. I wedged it securely, and just made sure he was neither too hot, nor too cold.
     
  12. Mcasella

    McasellaFishlore VIPMember

    I have transported larger (amounts of or just larger fish) in half filled five gallon buckets, but my betta I either bag up or cup them which fits in a little nook in my car by my e brake. I have a large Tupperware I put fish bags in when transporting them to sell places (keeps the bags from rolling and can fit in my passenger seat floorboard). My sister successfully transported five adult angelfish in the five gallon bucket method (from Florida to virginia, about 8.5 hrs) under my instruction.
     




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