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Blanket Over Aquarium?

Discussion in 'More Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by Jackiecharm, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. JackiecharmNew MemberMember

    Hi there!
    So my filter is a little noisy, and I was wondering if it would be okay to put a thick blanket/pillow on top of the lid to muffle it at night? Or will my betta fish not be getting enough oxygen?
  2. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Do you have an air pump going on the tank?

    I have covered my betta tanks with towels to prevent them from seeing bright lights, especially when they are new and still adjusting.
    It might be alright, but I personally wouldn’t use a heavy towel or anything too downy or fleece.

  3. Mike406New MemberMember

    Shouldn't be a problem unless it holds in too much heat overnight
  4. JackiecharmNew MemberMember

    I don't have an air pump, since I'm planning on getting a betta fish.
  5. angelcrazeWell Known MemberMember

    Why no air pump? Just curious
  6. JackiecharmNew MemberMember

    I thought betta fish breathe through the surface so they don't need oxygen rich water like other fish?
  7. ForceTenValued MemberMember

    When we lost power some years ago, we only had a kerosene heater. I moved it close to the tank and covered the tank except the front. Temp stayed reasonable level and we lost no fish.
    However I almost lost my mind without power for that long.
  8. JackiecharmNew MemberMember

    Thanks everyone, think I won't use the blanket just to be safe :)
  9. ArrielleValued MemberMember