no information on this behavior... quirk or...?
So, I scoured the web for the answer to this question, and couldn't find it. I scoured this forum, and couldn't find it. So I decided to put out some feelers and ask.
First, some background.
I have a male king crowntail (Virgil) in a 10 gallon, heated and filtered tank, currently housed with an African dwarf frog, a loach, and an algae eater. Up until last week I was also housing a black molly, who for the most part (up until last week) was pretty chill in the tank with the betta. The molly had gotten much bigger since we had gotten him and was suddenly very aggressive toward the betta, tail-nipping and chasing around the tank. Virgil hasn't built a bubblenest since I first got him a few months ago, which he built in a one gallon, unheated, unfiltered bowl.
All the background aside, here is the most recent development. Virgil has started "hoarding" food. By hoarding I mean taking food after he has had his fill so to speak and moving it from one place in the tank to his favorite sleep spot. He is also diving after the frog's sinking pellets, picking them up in his mouth and dropping them in/near his bed.
This is unusual because it has started recently. I am not sure what it means, or why he is doing it, but it is interesting to watch. I am not sure if he goes back to the food later to eat it or not (because the frog moves in and snipes his food back).
Any help/information/insights into this would be awesome.