an unfortunate suicidal incident recently led to the demise of my travelling betta... poor little guy [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] however i can't have a fishless dorm room so here's the latest plan:
a while back i had gotten a fairly large tank (acrylic bow front, no gallon measurements unfortunately but looks to be ~7.5ish going by centimeter calculations) on clearance at petco... it's got a hinged cover, cheap filter, and not a whole lot else. assuming my desk can hold the weight (though i've seen tank stands built less sturdily), i'm now wondering what to put in it. the specifications are:
1. needs to be able to live without a heater in a warm (in the 70's) room
2. needs to be able to fit in a 2-5 gallon when i go home
3. needs to actually survive travelling ~6 times a year
bettas work beautifully for this purpose, and with all that room he'd be one happy betta. my original betta was healthy as anything... maybe *too* healthy, with enough muscle to leap out of a small bowl. however... it's a big tank. i'm considering 2-3 white cloud mountain minnows instead of a betta but i'm not sure how hardy they are. anybody have any experience for these? or should i just stick with nice, familiar bettas?