My fish, Bo, has really pulled a Lazarus and I'm so proud he's healthy, but I have a problem feeding him.
He's still in his 2.5 hospital and his fins have been regrowing and he has no more ick or parasites. When he was on death's threshold with his tail in the door and a cloaked figure was asking him about a beverage he was unable to eat pellets. He's grab one, spit it out, grab, chew, spit, grab, spit, ignore. So I have him flakes. Now he's bigger and colorful and SPOILED. He won;t eat flakes that are:
SOGGY- I kid you not
or the wrong color. I try to scoop left overs out, but he eats three bites and then starts begging for food again even as I'm preparing to get the uneaten food out. I can't seem to scoop it all out and other people feed him so his tank needs to be cleaned daily.
I would like him to eat pellets so I can be sure he gets enough food without getting too much and to help his water stay clean, but he does not eat them. I was told to stop giving him flakes and just feed him pellets and wait for him to eat them... but I love him. How can I starve him? I know he needs to get less picky, but how do I change behavior. He won't even eat freezedried or frozen foods.