Blanket Over Aquarium?

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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?
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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.
 

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Jackiecharm said:
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?
Thanks!
Shouldn't be a problem unless it holds in too much heat overnight
 
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I don't have an air pump, since I'm planning on getting a betta fish.
 
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I thought betta fish breathe through the surface so they don't need oxygen rich water like other fish?
 

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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.
 
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Thanks everyone, think I won't use the blanket just to be safe
 

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I use filter for both my tanks and the fish seem happy and healthy. Here is what I use, in case you have small tanks like mine ( 2.5 gal each)

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