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Fish Resting On The Bottom Of The Tank

Discussion in 'Coldwater Fish and Ponds' started by firefighter1588, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. firefighter1588

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    my fish (1 black moore, 2 orandas) are spending an hour or so resting on the bottom of tank in the corner, is this usual? :unsure:
     
  2. black angel

    black angel Retired Moderator

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    They could be sleeping?
    I take it youve checked your water quality and everything is fine? Maybe do a 60% water change and see if that helps
     
  3. firefighter1588

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    yeah all levels are what they should be and i did a 50% water change this morning, so i guess their just resting :)
     
  4. denis coghlan

    denis coghlan Member

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    My fish do the exact same thing. They all lie on the bottom of the tank between 1-3 most days. I only see this behaviour on the weekends as I'm out at work during the week but I would imagine its a daily thing as it seems to happen like clockwork on Saturday and Sunday. The three fish just line up in a row on the bottom of the tank and get some R & R.

    When I first saw this behaviour I was slightly apprehensive as their respiratory rate and gill movements slow way down but then I realised they where just catching some Z's.

    I will try and get a pic next weekend as its quite unusual looking.
     
  5. Tokis-Phoenix

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    What is the temp in the tank?
     
  6. firefighter1588

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    thats reasuring to hear, would be nice to see a pic. temp in my tank is 20C. 8)
     
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    RandomWiktor Rabid Betta Activist

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    My commons take a rest by the bottom after doing any of the 3 F's (feeding, fighting, and... well, you know the last one). It doesn't usually last too long, maybe 15 min after a big meal, a little longer after fighting or mating. They're pretty active overall though. So long as your water params are all good, I reckon they're just having a rest.
     
  8. zoekin8yg

    zoekin8yg Member

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    fish sleep and generally the go to the bottom, or hide in/under things
     

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