Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Hey, sorry it has taken awhile and no one has answered you!
I would go get something smelly or wiggly!! Earth worms would be my first choice!! Show it to him and lure him into the water and release the worm and he should hunt and eat it whole. Or... a piece of shrimp... either fresh from the seafood/deli market at the store cut into tiny pieces or a few small piece cut off of a pre-cooked pink shrimp from your freezer. In this case, put it close to him, allow him to smell it and when interested, get him to follow into the water. All these would be good options. You could also get Meal worms... they are good and wiggly too! Altho I like to neutralize mine a bit by keeping them in the fridge.
Make sure your water temperature is at least 75 degrees or higher. Any lower can cause them to sit in a state where they are preparing to hibernate (estivate) and they will stop eating for this reason as well.
Lastly, could you post a picture of his tank? That might give us some insight. How does your habitat compare with the stores? How long did they have him and was he eating there?
Keep us posted!
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Last edited by SeaHorse; 02-19-2016 at 09:43 AM.