Well I posted earlier that Nick seemed very finicky in his eating habits, only eating bloodworms. I think that's over now
he hits everything that hits the water now. Flakes, bloodworms and pellets. I started pre-moistening the pellets, he still spits them out but seems to do it as a means of working the pellet size down to something he can gulp. He seems more aggressive about his food now too chasing platys off of what he has claimed as his own. Pretty funny to watch him with 3 bloodworms hanging out of his mouth and swimming off to a quiet corner to dine. I'm just glad he's eating more. I guess it was the stress of a new environment and perhaps just getting bigger/older. Thanks for the advice.