View Full Version : Betta Plays Dead

03-09-2010, 01:05 AM
Is it normal for my Betta to sit on the gravel under a plant and hide? Because that is what "Carl" does. He is a bright red betta that I adopted from a friend. He seems perfectly fine once he "wakes up" and starts swimming again, but every time he plays dead, I think it's the real thing.

03-09-2010, 02:01 AM
Yes, it is normal. My betta will do that after I turn the tank lights off at night.

03-09-2010, 03:45 AM
Its normal for betta to do that. You'll he's dead when he's on his either his side and not moving, including gills, and if he is floating on the top sideways. Other than they almost always will "hide" when if they can.