Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Chat
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-07-2010, 01:37 AM   #1 
Bettas are Betta
New Member
 
Bettas are Betta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Close-ish to Rainbow Market
Talking Do fish sleep??

Hey, i have been so confused about this whole "Nahh fish don't sleep" thing and i just wanted to see what you guys think about it!!
Bettas are Betta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2010, 01:54 AM   #2 
LoveSGSE
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Singapore
Uhm... Google it up and you'll know! By the way, wrong section. Cheers :D the fish in your avatar is a beauty.
LoveSGSE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2010, 07:16 AM   #3 
LisaC144
Member
 
LisaC144's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Yes , fish do sleep. They need down time just like we do. Fidh need tine to rest and re-energize. 10 hours of complete darkness should be provided to them everyday. Having your light on a timer ensures that their dark period is consistent.
Posted via Mobile Device
LisaC144 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2010, 08:28 AM   #4 
Jayy
Member
 
Jayy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Palm bay, FL
I heard that fish DON'T sleep they just rest time to time. Which makes sence when I'm up 4am and my fish are wide awake.

Last edited by Jayy; 08-07-2010 at 08:36 AM.
Jayy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2010, 09:13 AM   #5 
Sarada
Member
 
Sarada's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Kenora, ON
Fish have no eyelids to blink, their eyes are already moist, because they live in water. Since they have no eyelids, many people mistakenly think that fish do not sleep. Fish do sleep, they just stay very still in a quiet corner. Scientists believe they enter a rest state.
Sarada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2010, 09:14 AM   #6 
Sarada
Member
 
Sarada's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Kenora, ON
Some fish even swim in their sleep, like sharks.
Sarada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2010, 03:15 PM   #7 
derpmeister
New Member
 
derpmeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
I think they do. The goldfish I have had would float in one spot at night where the current was the most gentle and start moving as soon as the room became a little light.

My betta Toki lies down on the bottom of his tank under a fake plant at 1 AM almost every night. He sleeps on his side and looks very dead lol. I freaked out the first time and turned the tank light on and he got up and flared at me like he was saying "Relax, I was just sleeping!"
derpmeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2010, 03:58 PM   #8 
SilverCaracal
Member
 
SilverCaracal's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Texas
Yes, they do sleep. Whenever I come home and the lights in my room are off I find Ares sleeping. Most of the time I think he's dead, so I always freak out LOL!
SilverCaracal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2010, 04:18 PM   #9 
metalbetta
Member
 
metalbetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lincoln, NE
After the move I gave Damian a shot glass for his tank and now I always see him resting in it at night! Nina either rests near the surface or near her shell, Tifa looks dead when he's sleeping, and Winston gets this glazed over look in his eyes. I've never caught Cameron sleeping oddly enough. He's hyperactive anymore.
metalbetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2010, 05:58 PM   #10 
Welsh
Member
 
Welsh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: South Wales, UK
I'v always wondered and now I know lol. Thinking about it, last night I woke and switched Clark Gable's tank on and he was resting on the filter not moving, I totally freaked out and tapped the top of the lid and he came swimming right over to me, I felt bad that I woke him but he gave me a scare lol
Welsh is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fish resting, fish sleeping

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can't sleep! frogipoi The Lounge 10 07-27-2010 04:32 PM
How much sleep does a betta fish need? Greynova27 Betta Chat 4 04-25-2010 02:20 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.