my dwarf flame does something rather peculiar and entertaining.

every once in a while he steals a shrimp pellet from my bottomfeeders and puts it in his mouth whole. he then spits it out over and over again, taking a little bit at a time off the surface of the pellet to swallow, and then reinserting it into his mouth to spit out again until he has had his fill. he will do this for about 30-60 seconds at a time and sometimes reaches lengths of like 2" inches away from his mouth to reinsert the pellet!

anyone else ever see a gourami do this? i'm sure someone has. i figure it must be some kind of "chewing" mechanism because he doesn't want to swalliow about an 1/8" wide pellet whole.