Do fish sleep? If not, is it normal for my fish not to be moving too much? I bought him today, he is a pretty guy, but he is just sort of hovering near the water surface and just comes up for air. He was swimming ok when I let him in, was flaring up a bit, and now this happened :( I don't know if it's because it's dark and he thinks it's time to sleep?
Please tell me he will be ok? :(
What size is your tank? 29 litres - that's about 6.5 gallons I think
What temperature is your tank? The heater is set to 78F
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? None yet. I was told he was fed today in the store.
How often do you feed your betta fish? N/A
How often do you perform a water change? None yet
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? N/A
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? The water he is in only had water conditioner added (the one you add to tap water to make it ok for fish)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Hardness: Don't know. Certainly not extremely hard, nor extremely soft
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? It hasn't
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He stopped moving and swimming about
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About an hour after putting him in the tank. He was put in at about 6.30 pm, I noticed he stopped moving about 7.30 pm
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Don't know.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Don't know.
Here is a picture of him as he was when he was happy: