Do Goldfish Sleep?

Do goldfish sleep?

It is a common question because when you watch your goldfish you won't see it shut it's eyes. So it appears that they do not sleep.

It is a great question because the answer is both No and Yes.

No....they do NOT ever close their eyes....they actually physically can't close their eyes.

but, YES....they do sleep....they sink to a low position in the water and do not move. They do this several times per day.

FUNFACT: While sleeping they often turn a paler color so that they are harder for predators to see.

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