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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-10-2011, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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Angry A Moth!!

So as some of you know, I just bought my second betta the other day and keeping him a secret from my grandmother (who I live with). I've been storing Weezy at my mother's house visiting and feeding him everyday. I change his water every couple of days too. He is very happy to be out of the little cup and is very active.

Well my mother lives out in the woods off a dirt road. I came to visit Weezy yesterday and found a MOTH in his bowl. I was so upset. My mother insisted that it just flew in there, but what are the odds that a moth would fly directly into my little fish bowl? It made no sense to me. And the worst part was... Weezy had eaten most of the moth's body and part of its wings. I fed him anyways because I figured he should eat some real food. I only gave him a couple of pellets. I glance at his tummy and it was definately full.

I am almost POSITIVE that one of my little brothers did this because they enjoy destroying anything that I own. However, I am not totally sure. If I find another bug in Weezy's bowl, I will definately pitch a fit. Besides my brothers though, Weezy is in a safe place and I can strike fear in my little brothers I promise you. They will NEVER try to do such again.

My only worry at the moment is that he becomes constipated. What should I do?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-10-2011, 09:10 AM
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I found a little beetle in my 10gallon once.
My betta is pretty picky though..He just looked at it like....dude..that is not a bloodworm..DO NOT WANT.

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My bettas have eaten moths before, they have indeed landed in the tanks! :D It's yummy and good for them. They also eat ants and flies. ^^ Remember they're carnivores, he'll be fine! My biggest concern would be pesticides, which is why I prefer to purchase live food rather than go collect it myself. Tell your family that and hopefully they will respect your request.

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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-10-2011, 10:39 AM
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The moth is probably close to wild food for the betta. I remember leaving the porch light on to attract bugs when I had my pet lizard. A lot cheaper than buying them at the pet shop.

I also looked out my window last summer and saw a tree frog hunting bugs on the glass.

Probably no harm done this time, but I would keep an eye on the brothers just in case.
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-10-2011, 12:46 PM
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a moth flew into Caroline's tank just the other night. odd thing? the hole on her tank is so small, you'd not expect a moth to fly right into it. xD she nommed it, then left the wings alone.
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I've found hornets, beers, moths, and a huge spider drowned in my tanks .... sometimes they were half eaten :/

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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-10-2011, 09:19 PM
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Actually, moths and bugs seem like they're attracted to my tanks. >:T It's so irritating. I have to pull them out all the time.

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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-10-2011, 09:54 PM
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I'm not sure how, but a beetle found it's way into Dixie's tank once before and she just ran away from it. Bugs aren't very intellegent and will sometimes fly into things resulting in their own death. There's a possibility that the moth wasn't the most intellegent bug out there and it just flew into it. However, you should keep an eye on your brothers just in case I'm wrong.
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-11-2011, 01:16 AM
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-11-2011, 01:27 AM
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Ugh, my tank light attracts moths like mad x.x My lid is almost completely sealed shut, so most of the time they can't get in. But ants seem to enjoy my tank and they tend to give Neon snacks more often...

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