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ah_hup
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PostPosted: 2006.12.31(Sun)9:10    Post subject: fish sleeping Reply with quote

is it normal for fish to sometime lean on the rocks or sideway when they are sleeping?
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DF Bobo
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PostPosted: 2006.12.31(Sun)9:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

to lean on top of rocks while sleeping seems like something that bottom dwellers would do. specifically what species is doing this?
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Danikins
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PostPosted: 2006.12.31(Sun)10:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, Bobo is right, my cories and otos do that sometimes... as well as my bettas. But most free swimming fish like tetras, rasboras, etc, to my knowledge, don't do that...

Like DF Bobo asked... what kind of fish are you talking about?
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PostPosted: 2006.12.31(Sun)10:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would disagree that bottom dwellers only rest at the bottom of the tank in the evening hours. My cichlids also rest at bottom of tank.
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PostPosted: 2006.12.31(Sun)10:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

erm they are dwarf gouramis. sometimes they will sleep in the bottom of the tank, so do my cichlids too. but they are swimming normally.
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PostPosted: 2006.12.31(Sun)20:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool I have three lyretail guppies and one of the three does the same thing that you are describing. First thing in the morning when I turn the aquarium lights on, he can be found at the bottom of the tank lying on his side in a sleep like state. He is the first fish I have ever seen do this. At first, I thought he was sick. He does it almost every day. I actually have to tap on the tank to wake him up. Pretty rare I know, but I can confirm what you are saying.
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PostPosted: 2006.12.31(Sun)20:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a paradise fish that sleeps on the bottom of my tank.
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PostPosted: 2007.01.01(Mon)6:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

my dwarf gouramis usually stay at the bottom at night, although one of them does have his own favourite spot beside the heater.
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PostPosted: 2007.01.01(Mon)14:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clown Loaches do that!
Ack! Even though I know it is completely normal, I still panic for a minute when I walk into the room and find one on his/her side on the gravel...
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PostPosted: 2007.01.01(Mon)15:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flying Fish I completely agree!!
I ahve to clown loaches who do that, I've lost count how many mini heart attacks iv'e had from them doing that! LOL

But when I had a Dwarf Gourami he did tend to doze just alight on his side and but not really on the rocks?
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