Moving your betta fish from the store to his new home will no doubt be stressful on the fish. Follow these tips to make the trip as stress free and as easy as possible on your new betta fish.
Make sure that one quarter of the betta’s container is filled with water, so the other three quarters will be air.
Take a small cooler with you on your trip to the pet store along with some newspaper to wedge around the betas container to be a shock absorber. Set the cooler on the floor or secure it on the seat.
If it’s less than 70 degrees outside ask the fish store to provide you with a small fish bag filled with hot water. This will serve as a heating pad to keep the fish from getting cold. Make sure the heating pad does not actually touch the bettas’ container.
Head straight home. The faster the betta fish gets from the store to his new digs…the less stress and trauma that the betta fish will need to endure