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What are the causes for bottom sitting?


Jim_D

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Water parameters and illness are in my opinion the most common reasons. Others can be that the fish just wants to rest. Mine like to bottom hover/sit at night I've noticed.

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Aside from what Mikey mentioned, water temperature, contaminants, overfeeding, and stress (commonly seen in fish that have been through express mail or some sort of tragic event, even spawning).

My koimet bottom sits at night when the lights are all off but only her; she has always done this. My fancies hover above the sand.

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And sometimes Loneliness, if lets say two fish have been living together for a long time and one passes away... They will mope :(

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Definitely stress, either from parasites or water quality (those have been the issues in my own tanks over the years). Mine do like to rest on the bottom at night, too, in a low hover.

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