Lol well that's interesting.... what color was the plate? Maybe you should feed him more stuff that color, lol. I've heard of people doing that too... I just bought the split peas and more red lentils at whole foods, my Uri apparently loves split peas I actually bought my guy a new tank for Christmas and just got around to setting it up last night. Still fiddling around with the temps but I might put him in there tonight.... update soon with pics!