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I'm in college and I am going to take my fish home over break and put them into a different aquarium for awhile. I was wondering what I should do with my fishtank at college so that when I come back it won't be gross. How do I store my fishtank? Help! (Oh yeah, I can't leave anything plugged in over break)

What kind of fish do you have? There are different ways for different fish. If it is a Betta, just dump the water. When you get back, fill it back up and you are good to go. Betta's do not need filters so there is no need to cycle the tank when you get back. That is the best answer I can give you. IF it is not a Betta, let me know what type of fish you have.

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Jaymie Johnson


I can answer question regarding, raising, breeding, feeding and the general upkeep of Betta fish. I can answer general questions about isolating a disease and the treatment needed to help your Betta. I am knowledgeable in fresh water tanks and can answer any question regarding them. I cannot answer questions about salt water tanks.


I have had fresh water aquariums for most of my life, including the 23 years I served in the Marine Corps. I have been raising Betta's for some time now, and have ventured into breeding a few years back. I currently own 5 males and 4 females and I have about 200 almost 3 week old fry. I make my own filters and I have tried almost all the food on the market for fry and I know what has worked for me and what has not worked.

I do not have Betta related educational credentials, but I have educated myself in Betta care. I have read quite a few books and articles from both the internet and ones that I have purchased. I consider myself well educated in Betta care.

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