So I've had Poseidon for about a week now, and his eating habits are puzzling me. The first night he ate his pellets fine, but since then he hasn't. When I drop them in the tank he takes them and and then spits them out. He repeats this until the pellet sinks to the bottom where he leaves it. I've tried soaking the pellets to make them softer, but then he either ignores them or picks at them until they break apart.
This morning I saw him eating what must have been a pellet at some point (must have missed it when scooping out his uneaten food) but was then no more than soggy shreds. Apparently he likes his food to decompose for a day or two before it is palatable.
I know I'm not supposed to let food sit uneaten in the water, but he won't eat unless I do.
He won't even eat bloodworms, just spits them out.
Does anyone know any tricks to get their fish to eat?