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nags 05-30-2012 09:48 AM

guppies settling down for night
I am new to the hobby and was wondering if all guppies "settle down" for the night, when I go to the tank at night before bed all or most kinda sit on the bottom, it looks like they are making a bed for themselves. is this normal behavior for them?

Chesh 06-04-2012 08:44 AM

Some of mine seem to prefer to rest on the substrate, while others seem to prefer sleeping closer to the top. . . I've always just assumed that this is normal, but I could be wrong? Mine seem well and healthy, so I guess it's okay! I'll watch for more experienced guppy owners to reply to this thread :)

nags 06-04-2012 09:51 AM

yeah mine are healthy as well (at least they seem so). also I put a slice of blanched zucchini and they went nuts for it! it was funny to watch them fight over it

Fishpunk 06-04-2012 03:48 PM

A lot of fish are sluggish in the morning. I'll find my black Moscow guppies on the gravel in the morning. I also learned over the years to give the fish at least ten minutes after turning on the light to wake up before you feed them.

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