Sorry, more newb questions!
Sam will sit on the floor of the tank sometimes, that spot in the tank being the nearest spot to me while I'm sitting here at my desk (at the front, in the corner nearest me). It has a real 'dog at your feet' feeling, but at the same time, I want to make sure fish actually do this and he's not sick.
Water is only 3-4 days old and was treated properly, is at temp, and he's eating now too(!), and swims quite happily when he's not 'chilling'. I've read other posts from ppl saying their fish rest on rocks, plants, are actually 'lazy', and in some cases fat, which goes against my impression of how fish behave in the wild.
One more thing, when they sleep, is it normal for them to actually kind of curl up somewhere and sleep while physically resting? I was under the impression they constantly swam/floated while swimming.
Also, should the water have any particular smell?
Mine smells a little bit chemically, but not chlorine. Maybe this is the treatment pellet at work? The smell of the plastic lid? The water is clear and not ruddy or gunky. Does the ammonia build up that fast so as to produce a smell?