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Reflections4

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A bubbler isn't required, if you get a betta fish. They've adapted simple lungs and will gulp air from the surface of the water. It will travel just fine in a plastic bag that is half filled with air. Dealers send fish all over the world in this manner. If you get the fish from a mom and pop pet store, I'm sure they'll show you how to close the bag there is plenty of air without using a compressor or breathing into it. While you're there, they would probably give you a few bags and rubber bands if you ask. Then, travel with the bag in the bathroom sink so it doesn't roll around. Refresh the air in the bag when you stop for gas or to eat.


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Ok thank you...I think the air filter was in response to if we got a cold weather fish. Do you know if there are battery powered warmers for a travel day with a Betta that was cooler?

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SDcampowneroperator wrote:

battery powered air bubblers are easy to find , they are common for minnow buckets.
ebay, walmart, Frabill 2.2 gal. direct. cheapest best insulated minnow buket aerator they have a lid


Except a 10% kill rate in bait is acceptable.

Yes, fish are shipped but not repeatedly with only short breaks between travel and even then there are losses.

I used to keep a few aquariums and no it's not a good idea.


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Frabill website says 2 D cell batteries last up to 50+ hours. Does not say what brand batteries
I have kept up to 2 dozen minnows in one for 24 hours with only a couple dying. Betas or guppies are much hardier, oxygen and temp.wise. As well, you are aerating only a couple of fish, not dozens.

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Don't let your son's want for a fish eclipse the cruelty of what you are proposing to do. This is a bad idea. The movement and unstable environment is unhealthy and at best case miserable for the fish. I mean, it's bad enough they already spend their life in a few cubic inches. Teach your child a different lesson - one that shows that it's better to show empathy for animals than allow them to suffer for your amusement.

I have raised fresh and saltwater fish for decades - always raised never plucked naturally and always with massive tank sizes. An RV is no place for a fish. When you plan your routes - include visits to aquariums instead.


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way2roll wrote:

Don't let your son's want for a fish eclipse the cruelty of what you are proposing to do. This is a bad idea. The movement and unstable environment is unhealthy and at best case miserable for the fish. I mean, it's bad enough they already spend their life in a few cubic inches. Teach your child a different lesson - one that shows that it's better to show empathy for animals than allow them to suffer for your amusement.

I have raised fresh and saltwater fish for decades - always raised never plucked naturally and always with massive tank sizes. An RV is no place for a fish. When you plan your routes - include visits to aquariums instead.


Excellent advice. Some creatures shouldn't be bounced around in a moving vehicle.

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way2roll wrote:

Teach your child a different lesson - one that shows that it's better to show empathy for animals than allow them to suffer for your amusement.
One of the kindest most thoughtful posts on here, ever.

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I had a goldfish when in college. Moved him multiple times. Put him and water in an old miracle whip jar with holes in lid and set that in fishbowl. When got to location, poured all in bowl and added fresh dechlorinated room temp water to fill. He lived the whole time I was in college and a couple years beyond.


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