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can a crowntail betta survive in a bag for 2 hours

smokeq

Registered Member
my nearest store is 2 hours away so was just wandering if a crowntail betta survive in a bag for 2 hours?
 
Yes, that would be fine,

Assuming the store has a clue about how to bag a fish,

I would keep an eye on the temperature though, and do whatever you can to make sure the bag doesn't get too cold.

For a comparison, I'm sitting across a hotel room from a regular koi betta, it has been in its little cup for at least 36 hours. And will be in there for at least a 3.5 hour drive home, but likely closer to 10 hours as we stop and shop.


Hope that helps.
 

smokeq

Registered Member
Yes, that would be fine,

Assuming the store has a clue about how to bag a fish,

I would keep an eye on the temperature though, and do whatever you can to make sure the bag doesn't get too cold.

For a comparison, I'm sitting across a hotel room from a regular koi betta, it has been in its little cup for at least 36 hours. And will be in there for at least a 3.5 hour drive home, but likely closer to 10 hours as we stop and shop.


Hope that helps.
yea, thanks for the help
 

FreshyFresh

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Staff member
I've seen clips of bettas being shipped wrapped in wet paper towels. Like said, temperature control is important.
 
They normally get shipped in a all bags, maybe the size of bags of nuts on an airline. With maybe enough water to keep them wet and almost submerged.

I think the damp paper towel is a myth.

And out betta just survived around 48 hours in the cup (and still going) and maybe 9 hours in the car driving around CT, NYC, NJ and PA.
 

FreshyFresh

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Betta paradise!
 

OrionGirl

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Temporary tank. :) It's a jungly, neglected 10 with a few shrimp. I didn't PLAN on getting the betta, but since I knew this tank was available to hold him until I could get a nicely scaped tank setup, figured it wasn't a big deal to splurge.
 
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