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Old 01-17-2012, 10:57 PM   #1 
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Would a Sound Machine prevent a Betta from sleeping?

First off, if this is in the wrong place I'm sorry.

Right now I have both my tanks in the living room. Well, lately I have been considering moving the tanks into my bedroom. Also, my mom said that if I ever got a third betta he/she and all my other fishys would have to go to my bedroom. This is fine, except for the fact that I sleep with I night light and a sound machine (Yes, I'm a wimpy person that sleeps with a night light).
The night light isn't too bright and both fish has caves that they can hide in. I leave the sound machine on Waterfall which sounds just like white noise.

Would having a night light and a sound machine prevent my bettas from sleeping at night? Would having my bettas in room with a low activity level make them feel abandoned?
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:26 PM   #2 
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Hello ArticRain,

My little dudes were never bothered by my music blaring loudly, I doubt your soft waterfall music will cause an issue. As for light, I have a few green lights around the room related to computer gear and my clock – overall it is dark though. Both can sleep with no issues.

As for abandonment, I can’t say definitively. Their roots by nature when wild were to be solo in their own territory of water, so in a way they’re used to being alone. But the splended is man-made with characteristics of a dog I find. No creature lives it’s life entirely alone, at the very least they socialise to mate. So as long as you spend some time with them, it should be fine. Slevin sits next to me on the computer and and Victor watches me sleep or watching tele, I live in that room though almost all my free time.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:45 PM   #3 
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If you are worried about the light you can throw a towel over their tanks at night. As for loneliness, I've actually had to move two of my guys to a more high-traffic area so they would stop tail-biting. Whenever I would leave for more than 24 hours I would come back to 2 shredded tails. So you could have some problems with that, but it appears to be a fish-by-fish basis. One of your guys might like it and the other might hate it.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:52 PM   #5 
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I read somewhere that Betta's only sleep well in complete darkness. I'm sure they can sleep with your night light, but it wouldn't be full, healthy sleep. I agree with the poster who recommended putting a towel over their tanks!
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:21 PM   #6 
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Thank you everyone for the information! I will definitely have to try the towel thing! I really hope they don't freak out because of the noise.
I will make sure to spend some time in my bedroom with my fishys everyday. They will feel so loved!
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:16 PM   #7 
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I sleep with a night light but it's in my bathroom. I don't thinbk a betta would be bothered by either the light or sound machine.
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:15 PM   #8 
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Hehe, I'm glad I'm not the only one. Thanks for your input!
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