Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Coon Rapids, MN
He ate well before and I can tell he still wants to eat because he moves towards my finger when he sees the food but then backs up and runs away when he notices I'm holding the food. I have to throw the food and make it float and then throw it in the water again until he notices it in the collum of water, normally mid to bottom mid. Once he sees it free floating he darts over to nab it then goes back to his temple to hide. It took about 10 minutes of this to feed three shrimp. I have had him over a month now and the water is all good, I did a 100% water change not long ago.
It's odd, he use to have no issue eating from my fingers but now he acts like my fingers are going to eat him. Same with the tweezers but I think that is because they poked the inside of his mouth and now he is afraid to get close to them anymore. He won't eat food at the surface because I don't think he can see it that well and he only notices food jerking around/free floating in the mid the bottom mid range within the tank. I think if it's on the ground he can't find it either. Do you think he just has unusually poor eyesight or something?
As for what he eats, bloodworms, blackworms, brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, and beefheart. Seems to prefer the beefheart and worms but seldom eats all the shrimp. I normally end up throwing the shrimp to my betta.
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