Do goldfish sleep?


Quick Answer

Goldfish sleep when it is dark and they feel safe and stress free. Because goldfish have no eyelids, they sleep with their eyes open. They often settle at the bottom of their tanks and nestle near other objects.

Continue Reading
Related Videos

Full Answer

Like most other animals, goldfish get tired and require rest to function normally. Pet goldfish, due to stress and their lack of eyelids, do not sleep well when their tanks receive light. So, tanks and aquariums should be medium-sized with plenty of hiding places and plants where the fish can hide away or swim through when tired or tense. Aquarium and room lights should also be turned off at about the same time each night.

Learn more about Fish

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What are some fun fish names?

    A: Fun names for a pet fish include Fish Stick, Swedish Fish, Sushi, Bait and Flotsam. Use theme names for multiple fish, such as SpongeBob SquarePants-themed... Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the Spanish dancer fish?

    A: The Spanish dancer is not a fish at all; it is a species of sea slug. Also called nudibranchs, sea slugs are mollusks that live without the protection of a... Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Do catfish lay eggs?

    A: Catfish lay eggs to reproduce. Typically, the water must be at least 66 degrees Fahrenheit before catfish spawn. After the adult female lays eggs, the male... Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Do fish have brains?

    A: Fish have brains. According to LiveScience, in 2013, scientists were able to successfully produce images of the activity of a fish's brain as it watched it... Full Answer >
    Filed Under: