well.. after cracking his little head on the tank lid, Elvis was at the bottom for a bit.. and if a fish could cross his eyes, his definitely were crossed. but he was swimming about, albeit like a drunken sailor.. i'll check on him as soon as i get home from work (mentally forcing the clock to hurry up ).
Yes, they sleep! Smaug has a certain spot he always goes to sleep. Sometimes he worries me when he does it, but I am getting more used to it happening. He takes a little bit to wake up too, but I try not to disturb him because I worry he will spazz. I hope that your boy is alright!
lol he's fine! i came home yesterday and there he was, doing his little Elvis wriggle! i took care this morning when i saw him snoozing at the bottom not to startle him again, and when i walked by five minutes later he was wide awake. weird little critter..
well I never made a research but I remember once they told me most fishes sleep like half of their brain while letting the other active for swimming and stuff, then they just swap brains then it gets a full rest, specially dolphins and such.
Buuuuuuuuuuuuut I never cared to look about it, so idk :P
Elvis found a new favorite hiding place.. i discovered these tiny sherry glasses in storage a few months ago and thought they'd look cute as decorations in my tanks (2 in each). lately i've noticed Elvis nesting in one. i was worried for a bit that he'd not know the way out, but he shows me how clever he is by swimming in and out as if to say "look at what i found!"
i almost shot cereal bits out of my nose when i read this!
Bettas do sleep. They always look awake because their eyelids are clear.
I have one female betta who is housed alone (too agressive for a sorority), and she has a favorite plant and snuggles up behind it on the tank bottom to sleep.
In the sorority, I have floating fake plants on the top. Interestingly enough, they like to 'crawl' through it by day (fish jungle gym), and at night they curl up in the floating plant to sleep... it's like a hammock to them! I've also seen some of the girls curl up next to each other to sleep.