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Old 06-05-2010, 12:59 PM   #1 
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Betta sometimes bites off plants and eats them

My Betta, Imugi, occasionally bites off the tips of a plant, chews for a while and I assume eventually swallows.

Is this a sign of stress? Boredom? Or maybe he's really hungry and I am underfeeding him? I usually feed him 2 pellets twice a day, and occasionally 2 bloodworms at end of day instead of pellets.

Any advice or comments appreciated!
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Old 06-05-2010, 02:28 PM   #2 
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Location: Canada, eh?
...I'm not quite sure, but as long as the plant is not poisonous, it should be fine. It sounds like you're feeding him enough.
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It could be that he is picking off a bug or something that has attached to the plant.
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:38 AM   #4 
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Holy Moly! I thought my boy was the only one! Only he doesnt eat them, Im constantly finding healthy bite sized pieces of plant floating around and a slightly shorter plant. Though I have never seen him do it, its the only explanation.

I thought it was boredom when this was happening he was in a tivy bowl and the plant was the only thing in it...
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