After having the newbies for nearly a week, I was becoming increasingly worried that Don Quixote wasn't eating. We rescued him from a putrid little cup last Tuesday, and I tried just about everything I could think of to get him to eat without any success.
My fiance put a couple of guppy fry into his tank, and he seemed interested in their presence, but still didn't eat. I bought garlic, crushed and chopped the daylights out of it so it would be all oozy and such, and soaked his pellets in it: Nothing. I've given him the Omega One flakes that we use on our EE, Hu; Nope.
This afternoon, I moved him to a different tank, and added a slow moving filter (for air and water movement), and tried the flakes again. He didn't even give them a second thought.... until they blew into the filter current!! Don Quixote finally ate something!! Granted it was 2 bite-sized pieces of flake, but it's better than nothing! ^_^
We're relieved, since this means he has a real chance of recovering from his abuse at Walmart.