The little grump won't eat his pellets. So I gave him 2 days of tough love (pellet style) and he didn't touch them, he actually dove them to the bottom of the bowl to try and get rid of them in spite of their floating aspect. I broke and gave him bloodworms last night which he demolished in seconds.
And now we start all over again with the pellets. Geez!
After reading around on here (which I should have done first) I became aware that 2 days of pellet denial will not kill him as I had suspected.