Do Bettas Dream? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-09-2011, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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Do Bettas Dream?

Do you think they dream?

My guess is no, Especially since the don't have eyelids.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-09-2011, 05:21 PM
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Well, considering bettas probably have alot of other animals trying to kill it (including other bettas) in the wild. They, much like Rabbits, would sleep in a state which allows them to rest while being totally aware of their surroundings. If it had dreams then it would not be able to protect itself when sleeping and would make easy prey.
That is my opinion anyway.

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Yeah, I say no as well

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I beleive they do. After reading something about dreams and why they happen they probably do. However the article said that they can't remember dreams. It said that dreams are about food and fears.

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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-09-2011, 07:39 PM
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Mine dream of more food. They're never satisfied, always "hungry".

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Lol, If mine dream, Dragon dreams of food and fears, and Lucky dreams of food.

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Other bettas might dream, but Tony doesn't. He is so lazy, and he falls asleep when the sun goes down. Tony is too lazy to dream (lol,jk,idk)!

All honesty, I don't see the point for a betta to dream.

But if they could...I wonder what Tony would dream about.

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I'm not sure. It's pretty much proven when animals and humans go to REM sleep, they become essentially paralized, because if they weren't, they'd act out what they dream. I know humans and some animals dream scary things which apparently prepare them for living in the real world during rem sleep (remember when you used to have scary dreams of being chased by monsters as a little kid?)... hence why nature has created a way for your body to paralize itself during REM sleep.

Apparently some scientists did an experiment with rats, cats, dogs, etc, where they disabled the paralasis, and the cats, rats, and dogs would walk/run around while dreaming, much like they would awake (they were sleep walking). I'm thinking betta fish might, after all, there are times when you walk in on your betta, and he's sleeping, not moving, and doesn't react to you for a bit. What if that's their form of paralasis during REM sleep? Or they might be in that restful trance Aluyasha said.

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If bettas were in REM (rapid eye movement) stages, wouldn't we be able to see it?

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hmm, true. Maybe they have a fishy version of that where everything (even their eyes) become paralized?

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