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Old 04/13/2007, 09:17 AM
ralphie16 ralphie16 is offline
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I don't think my fish ever sleeps

I have three fish in my tank, masked puffer, porcupine puffer, teardrop butteflyfish.

The two puffers find a nice spot in the rockwork, curl up, and dont move for several aisles. Looks like they are sleeping.

My butterfly gets his night colors and just keeps swimming in the same area each night but he never stops swimming. Just keeps going and going all night.

Is this sleep? Do they sleep like sharks and keep moving in their sleep?
Old 04/13/2007, 10:03 AM
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I wonder the same thing with my Moorish Idol. It always seems to be aware of any movements near the tank. Even well after the lights have been turned off.
Old 04/13/2007, 11:47 AM
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I have a sailfin tang that is active no matter what time of the night it is. All night long ! I wonder if it has something to do with my moonlights?
Old 04/13/2007, 12:20 PM
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my powder brown never stops swimming, all the other fish turn in for the night but he keeps going around the tank
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Old 04/13/2007, 12:47 PM
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My clowns and my Blonde Naso all sit in the front right corner and 'wiggle' up and down side to side all night long. i guess it is there form of rest.
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Old 04/13/2007, 01:26 PM
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My Banner Cardinal does the same thing. Just floats around, but if I look in he darts to the other side. Certainly doesn't appear to be sleeping.

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