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post #1 of 10 Old 10-07-2010, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Don't scare me like that!

I just turned on the lights for my bettas and saw Francesco sprawled lifeless on the bottom of his tank. I just lost one of my platies so my reaction was "oh, noooooo! Not another loss!". Tapped on the glass and he woke up. He was having a sleep-in. Don't DO THAT! My nerves can't stand it......
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post #2 of 10 Old 10-07-2010, 10:26 PM
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LOL I have one betta who sleeps flat out on the ground like that ALL the time.

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post #3 of 10 Old 10-07-2010, 10:30 PM
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My clowns and yoyos do that do. Plopped over on their sides lifeless. Took quite some getting used to when I'd see that.

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post #4 of 10 Old 10-07-2010, 10:42 PM
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the 1st time i seen my chocolate gouramis sleeping i thought they were dead, they were really pale and their bottom fins were sticking straight out. then they woke up
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post #5 of 10 Old 10-07-2010, 10:45 PM
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One of my female bettas, Ting, was draped across some Anubias roots and I thought she was dead too. But she was just taking a nap. lol

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post #6 of 10 Old 10-07-2010, 11:01 PM
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My platies ALWAYS scare me like that. they're so lazy all the time... I have to look and see if their gills are moving.
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post #7 of 10 Old 10-08-2010, 01:00 AM Thread Starter
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It was odd because they are usually up and about when I put their lights on in the morning. I've only seen them sleeping on the bottom if I've looked in after lights out at night. I didn't expect to see him sleeping in the morning so if gave me a fright.
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post #8 of 10 Old 10-08-2010, 03:41 PM
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I see that mostly in my Bolivian Rams when the light first comes on for the day. They take a good 15 minutes to start moving about their day. Reminds me of my college days
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post #9 of 10 Old 10-08-2010, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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Reminds me of my college days
I now have visions of Frankie staying up late, dancing and partying away. (But it wouldn't be much of a party just him and his snail.....)
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post #10 of 10 Old 10-08-2010, 11:58 PM
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