Fish Staying at Bottom of Tank?

What to do if your fish is sitting at the bottom of the tank?

It’s perfectly normal for fish to rest and sleep while lying at the bottom of the tank. Healthy fish will do this between sessions of active and energetic sessions of swimming. You should keep the lights on your aquarium on a diurnal schedule (8-10 hours of light per day) to encourage your pet fish to rest.

Why is my fish at the bottom of the tank and not moving?

A fish may be standing at the bottom of the aquarium simply because it’s sleeping. The preferred way of sleeping for a fish varies from species to species. Some of them, for example, even lie down at the bottom of the tank to sleep.

How do you know if your fish is dying?

Loss of appetite. Weakness or listlessness. Loss of balance or buoyancy control, floating upside down, or ‘sitting’ on the tank floor (most fish are normally only slightly negatively-buoyant and it takes little effort to maintain position in the water column) Erratic/spiral swimming or shimmying.