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PostSubject: Strange behavior   Mon May 09, 2011 9:25 am

Just a quick question, For the first time today I noticed one of my males laying on his back, he is breathing normally and otherwise looks unstressed scratch Is this normal?
Please excuse my noobness here but I have never seen this before any help would be great.
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PostSubject: Re: Strange behavior   Mon May 09, 2011 2:15 pm

It is unusual behaviour and something you should keep an eye on but if the fish is healthy and eating then, unless it spends a lot of it's time on it's back, then I would not worry to much.

There are reports of BN's that while feeding upside down almost fall asleep and just lie there on their backs.
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PostSubject: Re: Strange behavior   Mon May 09, 2011 8:04 pm

I have a male which often lies upside down in his cave but sticks back to the top if something disturbs him
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PostSubject: eating upside down catfish...   Mon May 09, 2011 11:12 pm

this happens quite regular with a few of mine too Smile

usually they just eating... lol
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PostSubject: Re: Strange behavior   Tue May 10, 2011 1:23 am

dont worry, its not what we would call normal behaviour but its def not bad. Some bristlenose do this from time to time. it indicates that they are very comfortable.

I guess you could kind of liken it to sleep walking. They are 'asleep' (the fish version of sleep anyway) and slowly swim out into the open.

think of it as a credit to the comfortable tank he lives in

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PostSubject: Re: Strange behaviour   Tue May 10, 2011 9:42 am

Wow, Thank-you all for the advice, it had me a little worried but I will keep an eye on it Smile cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Strange behavior   Tue May 10, 2011 10:06 am

Keep an eye on him, but I have also had (see avatar) a male fall asleep and lie on his back for ages..sound asleep, not knowing he has come unstuck lol too funny..
but just in case , watch it closely..
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