Betta Fish Forum banner

Sleeping beta?

584 Views 4 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  NickAu
Does anyone else have a fish that sleep on the bottom of the tank, on their stomach?
Ive had my beta for a few months and hes in great health and very active during the day. When i turn the lights out at night, he goes to sleep and settles on the bottom to do so. If i turn the lights back on he perks back up again. Does anyone else have a fish like this??

I brought him home for winter break (i live at college) and my mom told me she thought he was dead when she saw him this morning, resting at the bottom. I told her he does that every night and not to worry, hes just sleeping but she said that shes never seen a fish do that before.
1 - 1 of 5 Posts
Absolutely. And it's Betta, not Beta like the greek letter ;-)

Betta's sleep anywhere they feel like it, whether it's on the bottom or stuffed in a plant or in a hide. Sometimes they sleep-swim too, just aimlessly swimming around the tank and sometimes bumping into things as they swim. It's all normal. Actually, almost all fish do it.
  • Like
Reactions: 1
1 - 1 of 5 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.