Why are my fish laying on the gravel motionless?!

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Today I woke up at 3am and turned on the lights of my fish tank and all my fish were on the bottom, motionless...what's going on?are they sick?or were they "sleeping"?...wait...do fish sleep?
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sharyn replied the topic: Re: Why are my fish laying on the gravel motionless?!

Yes, they sleep....
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Theaggressiveoscar wrote: Today I woke up at 3am and turned on the lights of my fish tank and all my fish were on the bottom, motionless...what's going on?are they sick?or were they "sleeping"?...wait...do fish sleep?

yes...fish do sleep but never shut down or close their eyes ... :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :P :P
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Theaggressiveoscar replied the topic: Re: Why are my fish laying on the gravel motionless?!

I knew they had to rest, just like every living thing does, I just didn't know they laid on the floor motionless, I thought they would just be floating around slighty moving their fins to stay in place......idk lol :laugh:
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Theaggressiveoscar wrote: I knew they had to rest, just like every living thing does, I just didn't know they laid on the floor motionless, I thought they would just be floating around slighty moving their fins to stay in place......idk lol :laugh:

except for the pangs and arowana, all my fish do stay motionless for sometime,
either floating or at the bottom of the tank.... and when you poke them, they will dart away aimlessly LOL!
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Theaggressiveoscar replied the topic: Re: Why are my fish laying on the gravel motionless?!

Tehee lol :P
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sharyn replied the topic: Re: Why are my fish laying on the gravel motionless?!

OK So are you saying that you did not get the recommended Oscar PJ's? That is some irresponsible pet ownership right there! Next you will be telling us that you have not got a night light and aquarium matress. Poor fish. Get to the local fish store asap and get them!

:P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P
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DRACO replied the topic: Re: Why are my fish laying on the gravel motionless?!

sharyn wrote: OK So are you saying that you did not get the recommended Oscar PJ's? That is some irresponsible pet ownership right there! Next you will be telling us that you have not got a night light and aquarium matress. Poor fish. Get to the local fish store asap and get them!

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WHOA!!!! first fish sleeping without closing their eyes!!!!
now... fish needing pajamas!!!! WHAT IS NEXT???? :P :P :P :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Cichliddle_freak replied the topic: Re: Why are my fish laying on the gravel motionless?!

Meanwhile, in Russia....
lol jk, but yes fish do sleep. so from now on try not to turn the lights on in the tank right away, they do not have the ability to close their eyes so its hard to tell when they are awake.
turn on lights around the room before you turn on the tank lights. i turn on the light out of the tank, across the room before i turn on the tank's a few minutes later. this is to make sure they dont get disturbed and feel like they are being attacked by a S.W.A.T. team and try to go Chuck Norris on the tanks glass as soon as they wake up.
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