I recently bought pea puffers from Southern Aquatics. At the store, they were eating frozen bloodworms and mysis shrimp. Despite my best efforts, I cannot get them to eat anything. I’ve tried the same foods from the store with no luck. I’ve tried feeding them from a dropper. I’ve tried floating the food. Nothing works. At this point, they are looking quite skinny. Any advice on how to get these guys to eat? In the meantime, I’m looking into the quickest live foods I can get my hands on.
My favorite! I used to take care of pea puffers myself, and I usually crushed snails (Ramshorn) to feed to Puffy. (His name) I fed him from tweezers, and when I crushed the snails, it also reduced the pollution in the tank, the teeth for the puffer was trimmed short, and he got his nutrition. I also fed him fresh bloodworms, (midge fly larvae) as a treat in summer.
Don’t feed dried foods, for me, only pest snails and live food will work. Keep a separate tank for specifically breeding Ramshorn snails, and I think he will be fine. Can you send a picture? I MIGHT (I probably won’t be able to) be able to see what’s wrong. Please tell me updates about your Puffer. 😉