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What does it mean when your fish lays on the bottom of the tank?

Asked: Katie Marcukaitis, Last Updated:

Sitting on the Bottom: If your fish is spending lots of time at the bottom of the tank, it may be normal behavior. Many fish, like catfish, are bottom-feeders and spend their time there. Fish also often sleep at the bottom of their tank. ... If you think this is the case, you should quarantine the fish.

FAQ

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    It takes about 10 days for catfish eggs to mature and hatch. Once hatched, the babies (called fry) are protected by the male until they are about a week old. After the week is over, the fry leave the nest.

  • How do you store fresh caught fish in the fridge?

    Refrigerate the Fish Before refrigerating a fish, wash it in cold water and dry it with a clean cloth or paper towels. Then wrap the clean fish in waxed paper, plastic wrap or aluminum foil, and store it on ice or in the refrigerator. You can usually store a fish in the refrigerator for up to two days.

  • Are sunny side up eggs safe?

    Are Sunny Side Up Eggs Safe? Most healthy people can eat sunny side up eggs without problems. It is worth noting, however, that with this way of frying, we cook the egg very lightly. But if it's infected with Salmonella, the heat may not be enough to kill the pathogen.

  • What is the best time to fish for snapper?

    Early morning and evening is the best time for snapper, since many fish feed at night and rely on low light for camouflage, especially in shallow water.

  • Does Whole Foods sell wild caught shrimp?

    Wild-Caught White Gulf Shrimp at Whole Foods Market.

  • Is steelhead trout leaner than salmon?

    The steelhead trout and salmon are both excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids. However, salmon contains less total cholesterol but total fat when compared to a steelhead trout. There are 2 grams of saturated fat, 20 grams of protein, and 120 calories in a 100-gram serving of the steelhead trout.

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