That's a spot. Animals tie people down, even my clown fish. I wouldn't trust anyone with my animals, it's
a lot of responsibility.
Paying a neighbor might work, depending on where you're at, a pet sitter might be something to think
about. I know, it sounds silly. There are pet stores that offer fish tank care, but usually in a larger city than
I live in, You might try potted plants so you don't need to change leaves.