1. Olivia67

    Olivia67 Valued Member Member

    I came home today to find my crown tail lying on the bottom of the tank. I watched for a minute or so, and saw no movement. But as soon as I reached for the net, needing to move the food, he swam to the surface. He's eating and swimming around now, and there's no visible illness. I just have no idea why he would be lying down?
    I've had him for about 5 months, and have had no issue with him.
  2. Platylover

    Platylover Fishlore VIP Member

    A lot of times bettas will lay down and just chill. My male betta used to always be behind the filter and blow bubbles just relaxing. He doesn't do that anymore, but he did that when he couldn't swim(horrible swim bladder problem from store, it was the only way he could be upright). Now he likes to lay down on leaves and just chill. He'll get excited and swim to me when he sees me and likes to swim around some. Basically what I'm saying is that it's normal, but if he worries you. You can always test your water and just keep an eye on him.:)
  3. OP

    Olivia67 Valued Member Member

    Thank you! I've just grown to love him so so much. His name is max, and he's more a dog than a fish