My figure eight puffer is really shy, won't eat!
Hi I'm very new to these forums. About 4 days ago I bought a figure eight puffer. In case of an emergency I thought I would need something to turn to for advice. So here I am.
Anyway, I have had trouble feeding this little puffer, Spratly-as in Spratly Islands in SE Asia- because whenever I go near the tank he will run away. I try feeding him frozen krill+bloodworms, snails, and freeze dried river+white shrimp. I have also bought some "human" shrimp+mussels to cook as an occasional treat. But I can't feed him because he doesn't trust me. The only thing I got him to eat was a snail. But I don't have many snails so I want to wait for some eggs to appear before adding to diet. Also my water quality is decreasing as more and more food is left uneaten in tank. Is tere anyway I can cure his shyness. I'm scared he will die of starvation but he is really plump and looks healthy. He may be eating behind my back but if not i still want to cure his shyness please help:(