My fish just seemed to have trouble eating a piece of his food (pellets). I've had him for almost a week now, and the only time something like this happened before was the first time I fed him, so I figured it was because it was different from what they were giving him at the store. But today was kind of different.
He held it just in his lips for a bit, and then finally put it in his mouth, but then he was making like... a chewing motion I guess. That's pretty normal I think, but while he was doing that it seemed that little crumbs of the food were coming out of his gills?? It freaked me out. Eventually he just spat the rest of the piece out. Was he choking? He's acting the same as he was before, so that's good at least.